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Snooth User: panoskakaviatos

On Burgundy

Posted by panoskakaviatos, Feb 7, 2013.

Here my complete notes - with photos and videos - from an intense visit to Burgundy in November 2012... It was fun to be up close (as possible) to Carla Bruni Sarkozy for the Hospices de Beaune auction, to taste the 2012s from barrel, various vintages of monopole vineyards at Prémeaux-Prissey, to go through 2011s and then have dinner at Bouchard Père & Fils, and to visit certain properties across the Côte d'Or. I love Burgundy!
http://http://www.connectionstowine.com/burgundy/november-2012-visit/

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Reply by amour, Feb 7, 2013.

Thanks!

I love Burgundy but cannot seem to get there this year!

Will respond when I look at everything!

Do you know Clos Morey-Saint-Denis?

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Reply by duncan 906, Feb 7, 2013.

I also like Burgundy but have never had a good look around the region although I have been to France by car and on the motorbike loads of times.Carla Bruni is a very attractive lady and when her husband was French president I could not make up my mind whether the French or American president had the better looking wife

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Reply by amour, Feb 8, 2013.

HA! HA!...Perhaps we could grab a few wine friends and do Burgundy together one day!

Awesome idea!

I am coming to Canford Cliffs, Dorset later this year.  We can talk!

What Snooth is doing to us!!

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Reply by amour, Feb 8, 2013.

Has any one got the latest on the vine disese ESCA in Burgundy which may turn out to be really bad?

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Reply by duncan 906, Feb 8, 2013.

It would be nice to meet and put a face to a name.I hope I will be free when you are in UK

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Reply by amour, Feb 14, 2013.

Did any of you experience Madame Leroy's wines?

They are precious indeed!

She is very particular about her harvesting!

(We have had a few threads mentioning here in the distant past.)

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Feb 15, 2013.

I'm looking forward to reading your observations.  Your blog is always well done and takes me places I don't get to travel on my own.  Thanks.

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Reply by penguinoid, Feb 15, 2013.

I didn't know esca was in Burgundy. I think it's a disease which can sort of be managed. It's been in the Loire for some time, for example. Burgundy has been hit by one disease after another in the past hundred years or so. They're probably getting fed up by now :-(

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Reply by duncan 906, Feb 16, 2013.

What is esca? I hope it is not too serious because I do like Burgundy

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Reply by penguinoid, Feb 16, 2013.

Esca is a fungal infection which attacks the woody parts of the grape vine -- http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/485524/fatal-fungus-threatens-vines-across-southwest-france  & http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Vine-Disease-on-the-Increase-in-Southwest-France-_4348 . I gather it can sort of be managed, but it's a pain and can easily kill off vines with obvious financial & wine quality implications for the producer. It's been in other parts of France such as Bordeaux and the Loire for some time, so it's not the end of Burgundy as a wine producing region!

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Reply by duncan 906, Feb 17, 2013.

Penguinoid

Thank-you for that


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