Tag: Winemaking

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 […]

Do you taste science or ‘terroir’ in the glass?

Demetri Walters MW ponders the question of whether it is the winemakers and their technology that dictate the flavours in your glass, or whether it’s really the ‘terroir’ that does the talking. The question of whether you’re tasting science or terroir in the glass is one of those subjects that demands attention. It is fascinating, […]

Benjamin Leroux on the philosophy of winemaking

As all eyes turn to Burgundy this week with the launch of 2012 en primeur, we caught up with some of the region’s rising-star producers. First up is Ben Leroux, who – although only in his thirties – began bottling wines under his own name in 2007. Leroux’s energy and intensity appear to be reflected […]

A trip to Tuscany and Umbria

As I sit back here in shanghai looking out over a drizzly, muggy, polluted skyline I find it hard to believe that only a few weeks ago  I was ciao-ing our way through the outrageously scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside. Blue sky, fresh air and even fresher pasta seem like another life away. Being into […]