Category: Burgundy Wine

A moment with Olivier Merlin

Dubbed “the magician of the Mâconnais”, Olivier Merlin has helped transform the reputation of Burgundy’s most southerly terroir. Here, he talks 2019, climate change and the arrival of the next generation. Olivier Merlin is at a tipping point in his career. In his three-plus decades as a winemaker, he has diligently and dynamically worked to […]

“The right time”: a moment with Dominique Lafon

We catch up with Dominique Lafon, a leading vigneron in Burgundy for well over 30 years. He recalls starting out in the 1980s and explains why he did it all again in 2008.  Dominique Lafon joined his family business, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, in 1987. In 2008, he started making a few wines under his own eponymous label. “It was the […]

A moment with Benjamin Leroux

First-generation vigneron Benjamin Leroux is one of Burgundy’s best-known figures. We talk to him about his motivations, job satisfaction and the logistical challenge of making over 50 wines per year. “I used to be offended when people would open my wines after a year or two,” says Benjamin Leroux – the 45-year-old vigneron who in the past decade or so […]

Burgundy 2019 vintage report

Adam Bruntlett, our Burgundy Buyer, explains all you need to know about the Burgundy 2019 vintage. With wines that combine concentration and freshness, this is a year to buy with confidence. Before the language of lockdowns and pandemics entered common parlance, the Burgundians were dealing with another unfamiliar phenomenon: a 2019 vintage with previously unseen […]