Category: Burgundy Wine

A spotlight on Olivier Merlin

Olivier Merlin – the man behind our Own Selection Pouilly-Fuissé – has played a pivotal role in transforming the reputation of Mâconnais wines.   The last few decades have seen the Mâconnais shake off its reputation for simple, inexpensive wines to become one of Burgundy’s most dynamic regions. Husband-and-wife team Olivier and Corinne Merlin have been at the heart of its exciting transformation.   Today, Olivier and Corinne work with a range of terroirs across the area, from Pouilly-Fuissé – where our Own Selection wine comes […]

A spotlight on Benjamin Leroux

Benjamin Leroux is the first-generation vigneron behind our Own Selection Bourgogne Côte d’Or Pinot Noir. We speak to him about the multigenerational nature of winemaking and the beauty of Burgundy. Over the past decade, Benjamin Leroux has firmly established himself as one of Burgundy’s biggest names.   But a winemaking career in Burgundy hadn’t always been an obvious route. “I’m not from a grower family – I’m a […]

Burgundy 2019: the value of patience

As our Burgundy 2019 En Primeur offer continues apace, Burgundy specialist Will Heslop extolls the virtues of patience in building a fine wine collection.  Burgundy: a land that time forgot, divided into miniscule plots of vines, perpetually shrouded in mist and tended with monastic devotion by crooked-backed vignerons. Through some alchemy passed down from generation to generation, their […]

Jasper Morris MW: Why I love Burgundy

Jasper Morris MW, one of Burgundy’s leading critics and fine wine voices, explains the enduring allure of this remarkable region. My 40-year love affair with Burgundy shows no signs of dwindling. As I – and some of the wines in my cellar – grow older, I’m mindful that age, in wine at least, can be a good […]