Category: Burgundy Wine

France and the frosts

With temperatures plummeting across France, the vignerons have been fighting back against the frost. While it’s too early to tell how the vintage will be impacted, Barbara Drew MW talks us through this seasonal peril. No doubt you have seen some of the evocative images coming out of France in the past week; dark vineyards […]

What to drink: white Burgundy

Adam Bruntlett, our Senior Buyer, turns his focus onto white Burgundy, eyeing up which vintages drinking well now, and which ones which will take a little longer to reach maturity. While, for obvious reasons, my travel was substantially limited in 2020, I did manage to make it to Burgundy several times between the lockdowns. I […]

What to drink: red Burgundy

Adam Bruntlett, our Senior Buyer, casts an eye over a decade of red Burgundy, identifying which vintages are drinking beautifully now and which will benefit from being left alone – for now. We expect 2020 to be an even smaller vintage for Pinot Noir than the already undersized 2019, so I anticipate very high demand […]

Burgundy’s grapes: Pinot Noir

“For me, there’s no better red wine on the planet than Pinot Noir. And there’s no better place for Pinot Noir than Burgundy.” – Dominique Lafon  The differences between Burgundy’s two grape varieties go beyond mere physiology. It’s a question of personality, really. Chardonnay is easy-going and adaptable, happy to make its home where it lays its […]