Tag: En Primeur

Étienne de Montille on the philosophy of winemaking

With Burgundy on our mind – and palate – in the midst of Burgundy 2013: En Primeur, we caught up with Étienne de Montille, who has taken Château de Puligny-Montrachet from strength to strength since taking over in 2001. Here he shares his impassioned blueprint for making great Burgundy. I try to make the wine that […]

Burgundy: the wine of kings, the king of wines

Inspired by a customer letter dating back to the 1930s, our resident Wine Education Specialist Anne McHale MW charts the parallels between the vinous landscape of the Burgundy of then, and that of now Paradoxically, Burgundy has both changed remarkably and remained very much the same since this letter was sent to a Berry Bros. […]

Bordeaux 2012 Tasting Trip Day 5 – The Finale

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of tasting at Ch. Léoville-Las Cases and thoroughly enjoyed the flight of wines in the Domaines Delon stable. Chapelle de Ch. Potensac was fine and fruity upfront and promises to be great value drinking wine, whereas Ch. Potensac was refreshingly fresh. Le Petit Lion and the Grand Vin (excellent […]

Bordeaux 2012 Tasting Trip Day 4 – First Growths and Super Seconds

Ch. Montrose started our tasting today and the Grand Vin showed good weight and acidity. The blend for 2012 is 37% Merlot, 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. It accounts for 52% of the estates production. Picking took place as late as 13th October for the Cabernet Sauvignon as they sought to find as […]