Grapevine Archive for Burgundy 2012

Thu 20 Feb 2014

One Of The Best Cellars In Burgundy?

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Drouhin-Laroze have one of the best cellars in Burgundy. In fact they don’t just have one – they have two like this, one above the other.

Drouhin-Laroze

This is effectively the first year cellar where the new wine is racked. It normally stays here for about six months until the malolactic fermentation in spring the following year.

Underneath is an identical cellar, where the wine normally ages a year, before bottling in spring.

Clos de Tart also have a similar arrangement but this is rare in Burgundy.

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer For Burgundy

The Society’s opening offer of the 2012 vintage is available now

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Mon 17 Feb 2014

1969 Mâcon from Bonhomme

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Bonhomme make modestly priced Mâcon which keeps very well.

To prove the point, Aurelien Palthey kindly opened this 1969 for Tim Sykes and me in November.

1979 Macon fron Bonhomme

It is very mature but still very much alive. Lovely flavours of hazelnuts, butter and crème brûlée.

We are selling the 2012 Cuvée Spéciale in our opening offer at the end of February.

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer For Burgundy

Edit (17/2/2014): This offer is now available.

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Wed 12 Feb 2014

Burgundian Cellars: Tollot-Beaut

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Tollot-Beaut have very attractive cellars, although quite recent.

Tollot-Beaut

Still, the black alcohol-loving fungus has colonised the pillars and wine bins.

Tollot-Beaut bins

We will be selling their lovely 2012s in our opening offer.

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer for Burgundy

The Society’s opening offer of 2012 red and white Burgundy will be available from 17th February.

Edit (17/2/2014): This offer is now available.

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Santenay

These are lovely vineyards in Santenay. Murgers are walls made up of piled up stones cleared from rocky vineyards before they could be planted.

Murgers

Clos are walled vineyards. One here even has steps built into the wall.

Clos

Cabottes are vineyard huts to store tools in or have one’s sandwiches when its wet. This one is built into a Clos.

Cabottes

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer for Burgundy

The Society’s opening offer of 2012 red and white Burgundy will be available from 17th February.

Edit (17/2/2014): This offer is now available.

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