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Mouzon Leroux

The family has been established in Champagne since 1776, and the first bottling with the domaine labels started to be sold in 1930.

Currently Sebastien Mouzon the 9th generation of the Mouzon family to grow grapes in Verzy runs this 7.5ha domaine.

After finishing his studies in oenology and viticulture Sebastien spent a year working in Burgundy, which helped him to expand his understanding of the use of oak for fermentation and maturation.

In 2008 he started the conversion to biodynamic farming, which was completed in 2011. The domaine is currently certified organic and biodynamic by Demeter.

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Charles Van Canneyt

In 2012 Charles started his micro-negociant operation in partnership with Johan Björklund, who’s a former wine merchant and how runs the famous Bistro de L'Hotel de Beaune.

Nowadays he source grapes from multiple appellations from Chablis to the Cote de Beaune, including grand crus like Chambertin, Clos de Beze, Bonnes Mares, Corton and Chablis Les Clos, top 1er crus such as Les St Georges, Santenots, La Richemone, village Morey-St-Denis, and Gevrey Chambertin and Bourgogne.

The wines are light bodied, with moderate alcohol levels, fresh acidity and a gentle oak influence.

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Christian Gosset

The next chapter for Christian Gosset began in 2015 after 35 years of making wine at Champagne Gosset-Brabant with his brother, they separated and, at the age of 50, Christian decided to create a personal project based around the terroir of his village Ay.

From his 5 ha of vineyards he crafts a range of terroir-expressive Champagnes focused on absolute quality.

His first harvest took place in 2016 and his wines were made in the cellar of his friend and colleague, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy.

The Christian Gosset style is aromatic, powerful, and structured, but always in search of finesse and elegance.

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Rose & Arrow

Founded in 2012 by the film producer Mark Tarlov, who started Evening Land and Chapter 24 Wines, Rose & Arrow was developed with the help of the terroir specialist Pedro Parra, and Louis Michel Liger Belair as a consultant winemaker. The wines are produced in very small quantities and segregated by soil composition.
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Located in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune, the Domaine Jessiaume is in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. 15 hectares of vines are spread over the communes of Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Auxey-Duresses and Santenay.

After the acquisition of the domaine by Dr Bigot, they have converted to organic viticulture and the use of gentle methods to achieve a high level of quality the domaine interfere as little as possible on the wines and favor as much as possible the work by gravity, the natural clarification and the use of low doses of sulfites.

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Latour Giraud

Once a supplier of bulk grapes and wines to Maison Louis Latour, Jean Pierre Latour decided to step up its vine growing and winemaking techniques to make its own wines, and has now reach an exceptional quality across its range.
From it's Bourgogne Chardonnay to Meursault Perrieres, Latour Giraud is now a name to be aware.

The vines are grown organically, and the wines whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented and barrel aged for 12 months in around 25-35% new oak.

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Geantet Pansiot

This domaine was founded in 1954 when Edmond Geantet married Bernadette Pansiot. The current generation in charge, Fabien joined in 2006 when the domaine was farming 13ha of vines, mostly in Gevrey Chambertin.

The wines are sorted by hand, and 100% destemmed before a 10 days cold maceration process at 10C, than fermented in concrete tanks following by punch downs and pump overs once a day. The wines are than matured for 13-14 months in 30-40% new french oak, and some matured in 600L casks. The wines are not fined, but light filtered.

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JH Meyer

Producing organically grown single vineyards Pinot Noir, from multiple sites with various soil types, Johan quickly became one of the most interesting names for Pinot Noir in South Africa. His gentle extraction technique and previous experience in New Zealand and Santa Barbara allowed him to manage color, tannins, and oak use with great precision, delivering wines that are not only light in alcohol level, but also elegant and truth to its fruit character.
Productions are very small and yields are similar to some of the lowest yields from Burgundian producers.
The wines are fermented naturally with 100% whole clusters, and with one punch down performed daily for color and tannin extraction.
Those are great quality wines, that will surprise most of the pinot noir fans.

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Most of the developments on the domaine were introduced by Gabriel Tortochot the third generation of the family to grow vines in Gevrey. His Daughter Chantal took over the domaine in 1997, and nowadays Sylvain Pataille from Marsannay has been involved in the production helping Chantal in the vineyards and winery, that is noticeable on the 2016 and 2017 vintages.

Those are wines that show an intense red berries aroma and a great sense of energy.

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Domaine des Lambrays

The very first reference to Clos des Lambrays traces back to the fourteenth century. After the French Revolution, the Clos was sold in parcels and became extremely fragmented.

Multiple owners helped to put the plots together in the end of the 19th century and begining of 20th century. The Clos was finally promoted to Grand Cru in 1981.
in 2014 LVMH Group purchase the Clos de Lambrays from the Freund family who was running the domaine since 1996. It was fully converted to organic farming in 2018.
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Holger Koch

Holger Koch, once cellar master at Fritz Keller, has run his own small, eight-hectare property in Kaiserstuhl (Baden) since 1999.

His vineyard management is virtually organic, and profiles of the wine favor a refreshing and finessed, elegant style of Pinot.

The wines are pure, precise and elegant, with intense red fruit aromas on nose and palate, persistence and freshness.
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Bass Phillip

The Bass Phillip vineyards were first established in the southeastern corner of Australia in 1979, specializing in high-quality pinot noir and chardonnay wines. The vineyards have been organic since 1993 and biodynamic since 2002.

As of April 2020, Bass Phillip wines has welcomed the entry of Jean-Marie Fourrier of Domaine Fourrier as chief winemaker.

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