Côte de Nuits
- Charles Van Canneyt
- Clos des Rocs
- Domaine Arlaud Père & Fils
- Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
- Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
- Domaine Cathiard
- Domaine Charton
- Domaine Coillot
- Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot
- Domaine de l`Arlot
- Domaine de Montille
- Domaine Denis Berthaut
- Domaine des Lambrays
- Domaine du Clos Frantin
- Domaine Dujac
- Domaine Duroché
- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- Domaine Fourrier
- Domaine François Bertheau
- Domaine François Lamarche
- Domaine Geantet-Pansiot
- Domaine Génot-Boulanger
- Domaine Georges Noëllat
- Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils
- Domaine Henri Gouges
- Domaine Henri Magnien
- Domaine Hubert Lamy
- Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
- Domaine Jean Grivot
- Domaine Jean Guiton
- Domaine Jean Tardy & Fils
- Domaine Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley
- Domaine Jean-Marc Millot
- Domaine Launay-Horiot
- Domaine Leroy
- Domaine Lucie & Auguste Lignier
- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Domaine Perrot-Minot
- Domaine Pierre Damoy
- Domaine Robert Chevillon
- Domaine Stéphane Magnien
- Domaine Taupenot-Merme
- Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair
- Domaine Y.Clerget
- Maison Albert Bichot
- Mark Haisma
- Olivier Bernstein
Chezeaux is a Latin word that was once used in the Gallo-Roman period as a name for a home in stones. The namein the vineyards of Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux.. The Arlaud holding of Chezeaux is 0.71 hectares and it produces around 4,400 bottles.
These vines came from the Moillard deal in 2005 and they lie to the north of the village on the Vosne side. It`s a wine very much in the style of a northern Nuits, displaying more aromatics and femininity than its southern counterparts. A very seductive Nuits indeed. Drink from 2017.
The vines here are 55 years old and last year produed virtually nothing. Any grapes that were harvested were put in to the Amoureuses. This is more masuline than the Amoureuses, broader and richer with a more overt structure. Will need more time. Drink from 2010
It has really attractive mid-palate flesh and strong fragrance all the way through. Drink from 2017.
Every year Pruliers just gets better and better and really bridges the gap from the Porrets to the top two. It is a blend of a parcel of very old vines and a parcel of fairly young vines which seems to give a wonderful balance and complexity to the wine. Great polish, fragrance and intensity. Serious stuff.
Pruliers lies to the north of the southern vineyards and stretches just a little higher up the slope. The domaine has a couple of parcels, one of younger vines, which used to go into the village wine, and one of sixty years plus. The addition of the younger vine fruit has added drive and freshness to concentrated old vine juice in recent years and Pruliers is now not far behind the 2 big guns of Vaucrains and Les St Georges. There is a fair bit of milleranderage, especially higher up the slope, which also increases intensity. This 2005 is still youthful with plenty of structure and power. Drink from 2015-2030
Yields here are always very low as Vaucrains produces bunches will very small berries. This is great for quality mind as the juice is incredibly concentrated, with both fruit and structure. As a result this is perhaps the most backward of the range but its obvious quality is evident thanks to the sheer volume and length of flavour. This will be a runner. Drink from 2019.
A vineyard with a chalky, stony soil. This has an enormously expressive nose with great concentration and purity. The appeal of this wine lies in its balance between this great concentration and its finesse. Lovely tannins. Very controlled. Huge potential. Impressive. Drink from 2016.
A big, big brooding nose of great complexity. Great colour and almost perfect balance. The palate is perhaps a little misleading as the depth and power of the fruit make this a delicious wine now but don’t be fooled as this will last a lifetime. Drink from 2017.
You get blown away by the Vaucrains and then you taste the Les-St-Georges. It`s not so much better as different as it combines excellent concentration with a slightly more Arian quality at this stage of its evolution. Another very fine example. Drink from 2019.
This is a fabulous wine in its own right, although its history and unique character add a certain additional appeal. Production was small, just six barrels, of which 1 was new. There is spice, stone and flowers with a hint of blackcurrantn leaf and unevolved honey. Drink from 2018
From cuttings planted up on the HautesCôtes, comes this wonderfully interesting and seductive white with bags of flavour, nice underlying creaminess and refined, precise fruit flavours. Full of character, too. Drink from now.
Cuttings from the mutated vines found in the 1er Cru Nuits were taken and planted up on the Hautes Côtes, which is where this wine comes from. It offers something different from your everyday Côte de Beaune Chardonnay with hints of tannin, red fruits and minerals. It`s a very food friendly wine and will be delicious as an aperitif with the likes of charcuterie and gougeres. Drink from 2016
Riotte is one of the best of Morey`s numerous but often unknown 1ers Crus. It sits in the heart of the village and tends to be a perfect expression of the character of the appellation. This 2002 still shows some youth but there is plenty of spicy, red fruit character throughout and a consistency and harmony that runs from start to finish. Drink from 2015
This vineyard borders Gevrey and it always gives a gentle nod to the character of its neighbour. A decade ago this cuvee tended towards the rustic but in recent vintages it has exuded finesse and control and this is another cracker. Textured, fragrant and intense. Top notch. Drink from 2019
Millandes lies right in the middle of the village and is very much a classic style Morey. There is weight but it is not overpowering, there is fragrance but it`s not too girly. Godo wine and further evidence of the progress this cuvee has made in recent vintages. Drink from 2018
Clos Solon sits below the 1ers Crus in the middle of the village and in the right hands should produce that is very Morey in style. As there are nothing wrong with Cyprien`s hands this is a fine example. Good spice and weight but with an underlying prettiness that enchants. Drink from 2018
This is one of Vosne`s top village sites and mor ethan merits a cuvee of its own. This si bigger and more structured with greater presence and intensity. A good core and spine bring freshness an drive and really lift the intense fruit flavours. Drink from 2017
This comes from two separate parcels which Cyprien decided to blend together (Le Pave and Le Commune) as they both bring something to the table and toegther make a better wine. Drink from 2016
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Yves has 2 hectares of Suchots, one parcel bordering RSV and one bordering Echézeaux but thanks to the small vintage volumes are much tighter than usual. The nose is a delight, showing all the fragrance one looks for in Suchots. Balanced, ripe, cultured and long. Excellent potential here. Drink from 2020
The domaine leargest holding, which is split into two parcels, one at either end. Although it`s a little tighter than usual the fragrance still shines through though the spice is more hidden. Should be great. Drink from 2020
The vines here are only a hundred years old! Great intensity on the attack before tightening up. Less expressive than some of village wines in this offer but potentially every bit as good. Drink from 2018.
These vines are probably the oldest of the domaine, having already passed three figures. Unlike some Vosne Nuits, it is quite Nuits in style with plenty of minerality and robustness. Currently more expressive than it sometimes is at this stage but will probably shut down in due course and sleep for a bit. No hurry with this one. Drink from 2018
The vines here are only a hundred years old !. The attack is silky and innately intense before the Nuits structure kicks in an tightens it all up. Lots of potential here. Drink from 2017.
This is Fixin`s most famous vineyard, which actually has two spellings due to the old name for part of the village. The vineyard spanned both communes and each commune spelt it differently. It`s certainly worthy of its status as this has really promising balance and structure.It will need a little time but should be very nice. Drink from 2017
You have to love Pruliers. A parcel of old vines is assembled with one of youngish wines to make a formidable Nuits of real gravity and grace. Controlled, profound and seductive all at the same time. Drink from 2020
From the monopole plot behind the house, this virtually 1er Cru wine sees 70% new oak but as usual seems to have the stuffing to cope. It’s a scary thought although yields were tiny this year they were still much biggert than the 6 hectolitres per hectare they were in 2012. Drink from 2017.
From the monopole plot behind the house, this virtually 1er Cru wine sees 70% new oak but as usual seems to have the stuffing to cope. Good Gevrey gravelliness pokes out from the dense structure and backward tannins. Plenty to come. Drink from 2018.
This monopole vineyard is, literally, the back garden of the house. It`s very good surpassing plenty of 1ers Crus made elsewhere in the village!The freshness of the vintage really works with this wine as it lifts the dark fruit and gives it appealing vivacity. Sadly yields are well down so we are a little short of stock. Always the way when something is particularly good. Drink from 2017
We`re currently working our way through a big parcel of the 2010, which we persuaded Pierre to let us have a few months back and, although it`s too young, it is fantastic. If this proves to be half as good it will be a good buy. There is a awful lot of stuffing for a generic wine butthen this is a superior example. Needs time mind. Drink from 2017
The domaine has a whopping 1hectare of Echézeaux, all from the good climat of Champs Traversins, in the heart of the vineyard. There are lovely aromatics here, the tannins are super silky and the finish is long, fresh and energetic. A truly lovely Echézeaux. Drink from 2018.
This wine which also sees about 60% new oak, has more clay and consequently more richness to mingle with its minerality.
Nice Nuits character here with a good fruit attack and some gentle tannins on the finish. Drink from now.
2012 looks to be a great Nuits vintage; the natural austerity of the appellation marrying beautifully with the richness of the vintage and this is a classic example of that. Lots to like about this, not least the ripe, crisp fruit flavours. Drink from 2016.
We step up a gear here, as we should, and once can`t but admire the authority and drive of this Vosne, which has depth and dynamism. Drink from 2017.
This is the only 1er Cru that Gouges have north of Nuits on the Vosne side.This is singing, with black fruits mingling with red ones. Very stylish and polished. Drink from 2019
This has excellent definition, showing a bright mix of red and black fruits. Well-structured and puntuated with some spice. Drink from now.
This is one of the oldest plots in the domaine, the vines being ow 65 years old. Lying adjacent to the holy grail that is Musigny, this is a very superior 1er Cru. Great aromatics but on the nose and in the mouth and wonderful cohesion and harmony. Stunner. Drink from 2019
This tiny vineyard lies just above Clos de Bèze and is always the last to be picked as it enjoys slightly cooler temperatures. This is a lovely wine full of crisp, mineral flavours and very well balanced. It`s an airy fresh Gevrey that will delight the purists amongst you. Drink from 2015