viré-clessé terroir de quintaine domaine des terres de chatenay

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Jean-Claude Janin worked for sixteen years as technical director and winemaker at the Cave de Viré, responsible for the production of thousands of hectoliters of Viré-Clessé, Mâcon-Villages, and Bourgogne Blanc. In 2006 he quit the cooperative, and working mostly alone over the course of the following year, built a tiny, immaculate winery, where he and his wife Marie-Odile produce brilliant, mineral Chardonnays from grapes they grow on the seven-hectare estate she inherited from her father.

Most of the wine is sold […]

vin de pays du jardin de la france chardonnay manoir de la firetière

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Manoir de la Firetière has passed from father to son since 1845. The domaine covers 73 hectares on the schist and shale soils of Lroux-Bottereau, and Landreau. Most of the wines are covered by the Muscadet appellation, but the family has extended the domaine plantings to include varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Gris (for whites), as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay (for reds). Each vineyard is vinified separately in the large, modern winery. The domaine practices lutte […]

muscadet sèvre et maine vieilles vignes manoir de la firetière

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Manoir de la Firetière has passed from father to son since 1845. The domaine covers 73 hectares on the schist and shale soils of Lroux-Bottereau, and Landreau. Most of the wines are covered by the Muscadet appellation, but the family has extended the domaine plantings to include varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Gris (for whites), as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay (for reds). Each vineyard is vinified separately in the large, modern winery. The domaine practices lutte […]

bourgogne hautes côtes de nuits les millottes domaine jean-charles rion

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This is the renamed Domaine Olivier & Anne Marie Rion estate. In addition to his responsibility as chef de cave at Domaine Daniel Rion in Prémeaux, which his father established in 1955, Olivier Rion produces elegant, structured Burgundies from vineyards inherited by his wife Anne-Marie, and parcels they lease, or have purchased in recent years. In 2008, Olivier and Anne-Marie bought a wonderful old stone winery and cellar in the heart of Nuits St. Georges, where their son Jean-Charles has […]

meursault premier cru poruzots domaine henri germain

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Domaine Henri Germain was established in 1973 when Henri, brother of François Germain of Château de Chorey les Beaune set out on his own. His son Jean-François is now in charge, though Henri continues in the vineyards. Most of the production comes from the premiers crus of Beaune, Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, including Beaune Bressandes, Meursault Perrières, and Chassagne-Montrachet les Morgeots. The Germain wines are not usually flashy, but are classic, long distance runners.

The Poruzots vineyards face south and south-east and […]