Posted: Feb 19, 2008 10:04am ET
On each of my visits to Burgundy I try to schedule appointments with domaines or houses that I have not previously visited. On one day of my most recent trip there were three such estates on my itinerary: Nicolas Rossignol in Volnay, Etienne Sauzet in Puligny-Montrachet and Domaine de Courcel in Pommard.
Posted: Feb 9, 2008 1:23pm ET
Three factors joust for influence in any wine from Burgundy: the terroir , the growing season and the winemaker. The terroir is constant; if the vintage or the winemaker dominates, the wine loses. When all three harmonize, the wine approaches perfection.
Posted: Feb 6, 2008 10:14am ET
One of my last visits in Burgundy was with Etienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille , Deux Montille (the négociant business he runs with his sister Alix) and Domaine du Château de Puligny-Montrachet , where he is the estate manager.