Perfect Pairings A long weekend gave me a chance to slow down and visit with two new releases - one a new vintage, and the other a "new" region for us here. The first was the riveting L'Orée de la Berterie 2014
from Sébastien Cornille's tiny Domaine de la Roche Bleue. I love this wine for all the memories …
A (by no means complete) maps of notable vineyards in Volnay Volnay, just north and next door to Meursault is a small village with a very large number of Premier Cru vineyards. The town is famous for red wines of velvety finesse.
Some of the best winegrowers produce vin de garde
(denser wines) which evolve slowly to finesse, and that can develop for decades in a cool, dark cellar.
A (by no means complete) map of Pernand-Vergelesses important vineyards. Pernand-Vergelesses is one of the least well-known appellations in Burgundy. The tine village lays claim to eight Premier Crus, and shares a part of the Grand Cru parcels making up Corton-Charlemagne. Only Chardonnay grown in the hard, limestone soils of "En Charlemagne" may claim the Grand Cru - red wines from the parcels are called "Corton." The Premier Crus …
A (by no means complete) map of important vineyard sites in Chassage-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet shares the Grand Crus Le Montrachet
with Puligny-Montrachet, just next door to the north. The village is also home to another Grand Cru, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
(or Le Criots
). There are also fifty-five Premier Cru sites. These vineyards are planted to soil rich in limestone. The …
A (by no means complete) maps of Meursault showing important vineyard sites Meursault is a large village by Burgundy standards and is famous for the white wines produced within its boundaries. Situated in the Côte de Beaune, where the soils have less clay than the Côte de Nuits, the vineyards are perfectly suited for producing rich, balanced wines from Chardonnay. There are no Grand Cru vineyards here, but the best producers in the …