Sunday, September 28, 2008

Arrived: Tardy and Verdet

Two days after our return from Italy 'my' first Burgundies arrived: the domaines Tardy and Verdet.

Tardy is hard to find, and hard to get. It is sold in the Far East, in the U.S. (if they can still afford it) and in the U.K. at Berry Bros. and Rudd. On continental Europe it is only to be found at Alain Ducasse's three star restaurants in Paris and Monaco. And since this week also in Amsterdam. At Bolomey Wijnimport.

Vosne-Romanée from Domaine Jean TardyVOSNE-ROMANEE "VIGNEUX" 2006 FROM DOMAINE JEAN TARDY & FILS (THE SON IS GUILLAUME, AND HE'S THE ONE IN CHARGE NOW)

For more details about this wine I refer to an earlier posting.

The other wines come from the Hautes-Côtes village of Arcenant. Beautifully balanced organic whites. The last days I threw two tastings (that's also why I keep it short this time) and it was great to see customers react to the Burgundy blanc. Then it almost seems that one is doing good (just) by selling wine.

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits from Aurélien VerdetBOURGOGNE HAUTES-COTES DE NUITS FROM AURELIEN VERDET, THE BIGGER SISTER OF THE BOURGOGNE BLANC

More about this domain also in an earlier posting.

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