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2021 Harvest reports from Burgundy – various Domaines in the Côte de Nuits

By on 20/10/2021

An interesting report given that there seems to be a 'blanket' view that 2021 is a disaster in France. In Burgundy the quantity of white is certainly disastrously low, but there will as usual be some nicer surprises.

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Bordeaux Harvest

2021 Harvest Reports – Bordeaux Gleanings

By on 20/10/2021

Asked how the harvest has gone, one négociant replied that he felt that Bordeaux has got away with frost losses much better than some other parts of France, with frosts that were -3C to -4C, the kind that the great Châteaux are able to deal with by using very expensive things like helicopters or candles in the vineyard.

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Remi Niero’s ‘Bois Prieur’ St Joseph – a glass of heavenly Syrah

By on 30/03/2021

[caption id="attachment_33152" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A view of Condrieu from the Rhône Bridge[/caption] It was a moment of pure serendipity that inspired this blog. During a recent socially distanced visit to the office, one of us said 'you know what I had the other night that was beautiful? Rémi Niero's Saint Joseph' and was met by a 'you're joking - so did I!'.

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Syrah: King of the Northern Rhône

By on 29/03/2021

[caption id="attachment_33074" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Côte Rôtie vineyards are planted on very steep slopes that have to be manually harvested.(Image from Domaine Duclaux)[/caption] There is a lot of excitement around the imminent release of our Rhône 2019 EP campaign, from customers and L&S staff alike, and for good reason.

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