Saturday, November 7, 2015

2014 Burgundies: Report from the Vineyards -- Day 14

Friday morning began in Morey-Saint-Denis at Domaine Robert Groffier. A curiosity of the domaine is that although it is located in Morey-Saint-Denis, it has no Morey vineyards. I’ve been visiting cellars so long that Nicolas Groffier represents the third generation making wine there to receive me. A lot has changed here from the way the wines used to be made, including dialing back the new oak and bottling later. It’s clear on tasting with Nicolas that he has put a lot of thought into what each wine should be and how to treat the grapes in the vineyards and each wine in the cellars. As you’ll see when I do the detailed write-up on the visit here, there’s plenty of good wine, but it was the Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze that I remember most vividly today. It’s simply a great Chambertin/Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze vintage.(Continue reading here.)