November 1, 2013 Martine

I left for Burgundy in mid-September, but the grapes were far for being ripe. Wineries were on stand-by. Even the area of Pouilly-Fuisse, always first to harvest, picking did not start until September 26. So I took the opportunity to barrel-taste the 2011 Domaine Leroy and the wines were stunning. Dominique Cornin was disappointed with the quantity but not the quality, which in my view is most important. His son Romain has joined him, and Dominique has acquired more vineyards, which allows him to still have enough crop to survive. The areas of Beaune, as you may know, were devastated…