Tag: En Primeur

How En Primeur works

En Primeur is not without its controversies: here we explain how the system of selling wine before it was bottled began, and how the system works in Bordeaux It is important to stress that in Bordeaux, the En Primeur concept has only ever really applied to the very best addresses: around 30 estates, with another […]

The pure pleasure of Beaujolais

For our Buyer Will Heslop, there are few regions that offer as much enjoyment, interest and affordability as Beaujolais; here, he explains why In a recent blog piece, my learned colleague Simon Field MW wrote that Pinot d’Aunis is “far more interesting than Gamay”. Not only is Simon a Master of Wine and a brilliant […]

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 […]