Chambolle Musigny Combe d'Orveaux: Taupenot-Merme: A Rose by any other name...
(Map reproduced from World Atlas of Wine with kind permission of Jancis Robinson MW OBE) Moving from right to left you have the three Grand Cru parts of Musigny: Le Musigny; the smaller Les Petits Musigny and then to the left a small section of Musigny divided from the 1er cru above by a low wall. This section of Musigny ...
Musigny Grand Cru Vertical Tasting 1943 – 2007 with Veronique Drouhin
The Musigny Grand Cru is an historically important site in Burgundy with vineyards on the site dating back to Gallo-Roman times. It was singled out as a separate vineyard since the Middle Ages by the monks of Citeaux, yet unlike Clos Vougeot it remained un-walled due to the fact that the site remained in multiple ownership during the ancien regime ...
THE ART OF ELEVAGE – PART ONE: FREDERIC MAGNIEN
Frederic Magnien, a well-known winemaker on the Cote d’Or, sources grapes throughout the region in order to make single-vineyard wines, which currently total 44 separate cuvees. More recently after taking over his father’s vineyards (Domaine Michel Magnien) in 2008, Frederic has been making waves on the Cote d’Or with his radical steps in the vineyard and winery in a genuine ...
Michel Chapoutier: F+R Interview
F+R: It seems that top winemakers at some point in their career had to take risks to achieve their goals in producing fine wines. Looking back over your career what were those big risks and what were your feelings at the time? Michel Chapoutier: There are risks in attempting to attain quality, that is to say when we go from ...
Domaine Michel Gaunoux: Burgundy's Best Kept Secret
It has taken FINE+RARE many years to build a relationship with Domaine Michel Gaunoux but it has been well worth the effort, as the wines are spectacularly good. Deep and rich in style, they are textbook examples of red Burgundy - in terms of balance, concentration and finesse they are rivalled by very few in the Cote. They capture the ...
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