News Archives: France

Joseph Colin: The Next Chapter of a Burgundian Legacy

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On an icy mid-December day, I met Joseph Colin in the hamlet of Gamay for a full day of walking the vines of St. Aubin. Location is everything and so much about Burgundy revolves around rocks and dirt. Nowhere in the world have the fortunes of the noble Chardonnay grape taken such a serious turn toward … Read More

Domaine Dureuil-Janthial: Burgundy’s Quiet Superstar

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The village of Rully (pron: rooh-ee), named after the Gallo-Roman lord Rubilius, lies just 5 miles south of Chassagne-Montrachet – at the northern limit of the Côte Chalonnaise. It is in many ways a continuation of the Cote d’Or, with a south-southeast facing slope made of clay and limestone. The terroir near the top of … Read More

Postcards from the 2018 Harvest in France

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With the barrels being filled, the tanks frothing away, the presses put to slumber, and the birds eagerly eying their leftover treats, the 2018 harvest in France is beginning to wind down. Join us as we look through the eyes of the people on the ground, who for the past month have toiled night and … Read More

Arlaud’s 2016 Vintage: A Triumph in Times of Trouble

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It was the evening of Friday, May 27th, 2016, and for the 5th straight day, rain was pouring down on the vineyards of Burgundy. After a devastating frost in April that dropped the potential volume of the vintage by at least 50%, the remaining vines were now drowning. Cyprien Arlaud, of Domaine Arlaud in Morey … Read More