News From Burgundy

November 2017

Clos De Tart

On October 31st it was announced that the Groupe Francois Pinault's wine subsidiary Artemis has bought Burgundy's largest monopoly grand cru at 7.53 hectares from the Mommessin family. The price is said to be 250 million euros. This is only the third time since the middle ages that the domaine has changed hands, Mommessin having been proprietors since 1932.

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Clive Coates MW

(Master of Wine)

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Wine of the Month

Vosne-Romanee, Les Maconsorts, 2008
Domaine Francois Lamarche

Lamarche, until 1999 or thereabouts, was one of the sad underachievers of the Côte de Nuits. The cellars smelt of damp and the wines were disappointing.

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