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Posts Categorized Under France

Posted May 24th, 2016 in Burgundy, France

Marcel Servin: A sense of time and place

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100 years ago, all Chablis was barrel fermented. It was the hallmark of the Kimmeridgian home for Chardonnay. In the 1950s stainless steel began to take hold in the region, dividing the growers and styles. Today some 80% of Chablis never meets oak.

The lose of his father, left Francois with ...
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Posted May 5th, 2016 in France

Clerget: Honor the fruit, land and vintage

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The slow and steady rhythm of Christian Clerget is expressed in the primitive tools he uses in his Vougeot cellar. Using an archaic iron pulley of sorts to tip the barrel forward, and what looks like a tire pump to fill the barrel with air. Each tool contributing to a ...

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Posted March 31st, 2016 in Burgundy, France

LeClerc: Authentic Gevrey-Chambertain

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It is often said that a truly soulful wine will mimic the personality of its maker. A true tale at Domaine Rene LeClerc. The 20H estate, family owned since 1896, has been passed down through the generations with little change. Today it is Francois LeClerc who fosters classic Gevrey-Chambertain at the ...

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Posted March 21st, 2016 in Burgundy, France

Parent: Elegance with the power of Pommard

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“Elegant, sensual and balanced, with the power of Pommard” -Catherine Parent

Parent’s is a story of rising above adversity, making history and ushering in a new generation of female winemakers. In a land where women were for many centuries not allowed close proximity to winemaking. Long thought that their presence would taint ...

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