2010 Mâcon-la Roche Vineuse Colour

Burgundy Wine – the Love Affair of the Palate

Looking up the history of Burgundy (Bourgogne, France) wine was fulfilling. It is probably one of the original wine regions that has the most complete documentation of its history, both in chronological events and extensive viticulture and oenology records. Pioneered by Roman Catholic monks, the Cistercians took the Burgundy wine to a peak with their great skills towards the end of Medieval times. The idea of terroir was probably born here as the monks discovered the consistent results were always tied to specific vineyards in Burgundy. Local sovereignty contributed to the development by introducing favorable laws at times. Despite challenging time around the two World Wars, the Burgundian had overcome hurdles. They have striven to become the… Read More

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Mâcon-la Roche Vineuse, Les Cras Olivier Merlin

Here comes the 2010 Burgundy En Primeur

More wines had arrived, snatching up my personal and impersonal space. Cases of bottles are piling up my home and office room, crying “drink me, drink me!” The fist of my 2010 Burgundy En Primeur, ordered last year, came stacking up on each other in 4 cartons two weeks ago. That was a week after “The Last of My 2008 En Primeur“. 2010 Burgundy En Primeur They are: St Aubin Le Charmois 1er Cru, Domaine Jean-Claude Bachelet Mâcon-la Roche Vineuse, Les Cras Olivier Merlin Chablis Blanchots Grand Cru, J.P. & Benoît Droin Vosne-Romanée, La Combe Brûlée, Domaine Bruno Clavelier The first 3 are whites and the last is red. They are all… Read More

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