Burgundy

Domaine Billaud-Simon, fine wines from Chablis

Domaine Billaud-Simon has been established in the Chablis wine region since 1815 and covers 17 hectares of Chardonnay’s vines. All the parcels at Domaine Billaud-Simon are planted within a two kilometres radius, in the commune of Chablis, in the heart of the historical appellation. Burgundy’s terroirs produce wines with distinctive personalities. The Chablis terroir (marine sediments, algae and shells), gives ... Read More »

DOMAINE DU CELLIER AUX MOINES: IN THE HEART OF BURGUNDY FOR CENTURIES

Striving for excellence for nine centuries The story begins in 1130, when Cistercian monks of the abbey of La Ferté founded the estate in Givry. Over the centuries, the monks identified the best plots (“climats”) of the area. They surrounded these locations with stones from the adjacent quarries to protect these exceptional terroirs. In 2004, the Pascal family acquired the ... Read More »

Domaine René Bouvier – The new breath in Côte de Nuits

Family property for over a century, the estate René Bouvier was created in 1910 by the grandfather of the current owner, Bernard Bouvier. Located in Gevrey-Chambertin, in Burgundy, Bernard Bouvier is one of those winemakers who have brought new ideas to the wine region and improved the image of Burgundy which has evolved for several years towards finesse. The Domaine ... Read More »

LOUIS LATOUR, IN THE HEART OF ALOXE-CORTON

Louis Latour, an exceptional winery… The independent family-owned winery Louis Latour was founded in 1797 and is now managed by Louis-Fabrice Latour, representing the seventh generation. Still in its original birthplace, the hill of Corton, it has preserved its exceptional heritage for over 200 years thanks to the visionary and ambitious spirit of the winemakers. The Latour family, growers in ... Read More »

Chandon de Briailles – Biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy

Chandon de Briailles – Côte-d’Or, Burgundy   The Count Chandon de Briailles inherited the estate from his grandmother, a successor of the famous champagne house Moët & Chandon. Today his children, Claude and François de Nicolay manage the winery together. Although they present two very different resumes, they share a common passion: wine. They complement each other in their personalities ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Domaine Guffens-Heynen

Background Domaine Guffens-Heynen spans 5.3 hectares in Burgundy, on the slopes of Pierreclos, Vergisson and Davayé, in three distinct appellations: Pouilly-Fuisse, Macon-Pierreclos and Saint-Veran. The winemaking at the domaine is conducted as simply and naturally as possible, to allow the wines to fully express their authentic character. The 2014 vintage was marked by a particularly rainy summer. Fortunately, September brought ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau de Meursault

Background Chateau de Meursault is situated on a pristine location in the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. The estate has sixty hectares of vineyards in the renowned regions of Cote de Beaune,  Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny-Montrache. Currently one of the largest wineries in Burgundy, the property’s history dates back to the eleventh century. As of 2012, it ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau de Chamirey

The 2014 Vintage The domaine of Chateau de Chamirey is situated in some of the best terroir in the Mercurey appellation of Burgundy. It covers approximately thirty-seven hectares, and spans a great diversity of soil types and micro-climates.  The 2014 vintage was a year of both high quality and quantity, as yields were largely up across the region. The grapes ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau de Marsannay

The vintage Located in Côte de Nuits, Chateau de Marsannay owns 26 hectares of vineyards in the Marsannay appellation, as well 12 additional hectares in other appellations across Burgundy. The 2014 vintage was particularly favourable for the estate. The spring exhibited some idyllic weather, which was followed by some heavy rain during the summer. However, September brought exceptional conditions, and ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Jean Chartron

The vintage The spring in 2014 in Burgundy was mild, allowing for an excellent flowering on the vines across the region. The summer was particularly rainy, but like much of France, conditions became favourable again around mid-August. September was ideal, with beautiful, sunny weather that allowed the grapes to flourish and achieve optimal ripeness. Chardonnay from this vintage tends to ... Read More »