Tag: Burgundy

Burgundy 2016: beyond the familiar

As we release Burgundy 2016 en primeur, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett explains why – with superlative quality and short supply – this is the vintage to look to lesser-known producers and regions The 2016 vintage in Burgundy is already synonymous with frost damage, mildew and – subsequently – small volumes. However, while many of our […]

Burgundy 2016: vintage report

Our Buyer Adam Bruntlett details the 2016 growing conditions, and how Burgundy’s vignerons triumphed against the odds The 2016 growing season was one of the most testing for many years. For the Côte d’Or and Chablis, the most significant climatic event of the season came shortly after budbreak, on the night of the 26th and […]

On the table: Cabotte

With Burgundy on the mind ahead of January’s en primeur, we sent Sophie Thorpe to sample the list at Cabotte Last week, I tasted a cheese like no other. A cheese that – bizarrely – I couldn’t devour a block of. A cheese so mesmerising that I have thought about it at least once every […]

Burgundy 2016: the stem of it

Following on from yesterday’s examination of mildew, today our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW reflects on the fashion for whole-bunch When it came to harvest time in 2016, I wonder how many producers in Burgundy pushed their hats back on their heads and shook their heads in weary disbelief. After the litany of the year’s […]