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En Primeur: Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley 2015s

February 17th 2017

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In the 100 years that the Bouley family have been cultivating vines and making wine in Volnay and Pommard, they have earned a reputation as one of the finest red winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Today the domaine carries the name of father Jean-Marc and son Thomas, undoubtedly one of the region’s most dynamic young winemakers. The introduction of an impressive new cuverie overlooking the premier cru vineyards of Volnay allows Thomas to make the very finest wines that the village can offer. This is an estate respecting the traditional values of a previous generation through careful and attentive…

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Burgundy 2015 En Primeur | Domaine Joseph Voillot, Pommard & Volnay

January 30th 2017

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Pommard is one of the largest communes in the Côte d’Or, whilst neighbouring Volnay is one of the smallest. Pommard’s iron rich soils produce masculine wines with structured tannins and long ageing potential. Volnay, on the other hand, typically produces wines with an ethereal perfume and elegant fruit. For those more familiar with the northern end of the Côte, Pommard and Volnay show strong parallels with Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Muisgny respectively. The clay rich soils of this part of Burgundy, just south of Beaune itself, keep the vine roots cool and well-watered; protected from the heat and water stress…

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Burgundy 2015 | ‘Unmatched value’ from Charles Audoin in Marsannay | Magnums available

January 26th 2017

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It’s no secret that 2015 Burgundy, particularly red Burgundy, has been a runaway success. A consistent message echoing through the trade and press is that in this brilliant vintage it’s not just the classified crus and most prestigious villages which have produced excellent quality, the communal wines of peripheral appellations like Marsannay have exceeded themselves.

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