News Archives: France

Domaine Daniel et Julien Barraud: The Master of Vergisson

Domaine Daniel et Julien Barraud: The Master of Vergisson 2

La Roche de Vergisson is hard to miss when driving south from the Côte d’Or to the hamlet of Vergisson. The massive rock looms over the small town like a massive ship’s prow. On almost all sides are some of the finest Chardonnay vines in France – in Vergisson that means exclusively Pouilly-Fuissé (Mâcon-Vergisson ‘La … Read More

Frantz Chagnoleau: Terroir-Driven Mâconnais Wines

Frantz Chagnoleau: Terroir-Driven Mâconnais Wines 7

Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau is a small estate run by two talented farmers and winemakers, Frantz Chagnoleau and his wife, Caroline Gon (winemaker at Héritiers du Comte Lafon). Frantz has a degree in oenology and cut his teeth working for Olivier Merlin in the Mâconnais. Caroline holds two degrees in agricultural engineering and oenology; she also … Read More

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

Every January, Skurnik Wines hosts a trade tasting to present our German and Austrian selections. Last week, winemakers previewed their 2014 wines for Skurnik’s local and national customers at City Winery. The tasting also featured Daniel Johnnes’s French selections, as well as two new additions to the Skurnik portfolio,  Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Paolo Scavino. We’d like to thank … Read More

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

“Sophisticated and elegantly harmonious, Doyard’s wines number among the finest in the Côte des Blancs, demonstrating a remarkable personality and individuality. While they feel in keeping with the sensibilities of contemporary natural viticulture in their vitality and vinosity, there is nothing about them that is severe or aggressive—they do not lose sight of balance in … Read More