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Bruce Sanderson

February 2008

Exploring New Domaines
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.
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The 2005s from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Great Terroir in an Exceptional Vintage
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.
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The Indefatigable Etienne de Montille
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.
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