BURGUNDY

I met Daniel Largeot "Father" in the late 90's. I met his then young daughter Marie France around the same time. Daniel eventually passed away in 2008, and Marie France was already involved with the estate, accompanied by Remy Martin, her "compagnon". The wines there surely do not lack any flavors and textures: they are text book Burgundy wines, with profiles true to type from the appellations they come from. The viticulture is now way closer to organic under Remy Martin's influence, and Marie France is in the cellar. 

A five generation Domaine established by Eusebe Fournier in 1882. Located in Bligny-Les-Baune. Gabriel Fournier comes into play in 1982, and start with a small plot of Bourgogne Rouge. Since then, the Domaine acquires appellations such as Meursault, Savigny Les Beaune, Aloxe Corton Villages and 1er Cru, Chassagne Montrachet 1er Crus, and more to come through his son Vincent and his wife Aurelie.

Organic estate. Combination of a Domaine and a winemaking Negoce. The team is Alain, the father of the Domaine, and Carole and Bastien,  his children, involved in the Negoce part. 11 hectares between Chablis & Epineuil. The Domaine is BIO (Organic). So, I brought in the two facets of this family:

2017 Chablis 1er Cru "Cote de Jouan": Maison Mathias ( the negoce winemaking side). Amazing!

2017 Chablis 1er Cru "Vau de Vey": Domaine Mathias BIO wine. Unbelievable!

Both wines deserve serious attention.

New wine coming is the 2018 Petit Chablis: An absolute true to type delicious wine for the money!

In 1977, Jean-Pierre Truchetet (la 5ème génération) takes over the family Domaine. In 1981, he decides to build a new cellar to be able to age his wines up to 17months in barriques for the Villages appellations. Located in the heart of Premeaux Prissey, a hamlet of Nuits St-Georges, Domaine Truchetet is now at the head of 6 hectares of vines. Jean Pierre is now passing his knowledge onto his children Julie & Morgan.

Whites: 100% destemmed, stainless stee alcoholic fermentation, then malolactic in barriques,  up to 50% new, and then bottled in the cellar after 8 to 10 months of oak ageing.

Reds: 100% destemmed, cold maceration under N2 for a few days, alcoholic fermentation with light pigeage. Malolactic in barriques up to 25% new, for 17 to 20 months of ageing. Wines are then blended before bottling.

Please follow web link details regarding the Nuits Saint Georges wines

Coming with the 2019 vintage: new wines!

Located in Saint Bris le Vineux, 19 kilometers west  of Chablis, here is an upcoming Domaine making super focused and chiseled wines that are incredibly true to type, striking in purity, particularly for their Cotes d'Auxerre white (Chardonnay) and red (Pinot Noir) wines. 

CATHERINE & DIDIER TRIPOZ - MACONNAIS - 750ML

Since 1989, Catherine & Didier are in charge of 13 hectares in Charnay Les Macon territory. Vines are between 20 to 65 years old. Their approach is almost organic: "Lutte Raisonnee" is the French term. They make red and white wines out of Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.

Click on the title above and find out what the Wine Advocate wrote about this Coop. Its wines have been top rated all over major French competitions in the last two years.

P. FERRAUD & FILS - BEAUJOLAIS - MACONNAIS - 750ML

Since 1882, a small house with an eye opening perseverance for quality and typicity.

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