Domaine Bourdon & wine posters!
Further north to the Burgundy region and on a beautiful sunny morning we make our way to see Francois at Domaine Bourdon in the Pouilly Fuisse area.
We discovered this Domaine in our first year of trading and at the time we were looking for a white wine from the Bourgogne Region. We purchased the Pouilly from a wine market in Beaune and have subsequent years visited the Vineyard direct and we were very lucky to find such a great winemaker in Francois.
Again we have arrived in the middle of the harvest, one third of the grapes have been picked and it is looking favourable that 2016 will be a good vintage. All grapes are handpicked by a small team of different nationalities and this is one of the worries for future harvest where to find workers who are efficient and caring, each year this task gets more challenging.
Wine purchased and loaded into the car and we hit the road again, we make one further stop in Beaune to Bouchard Aine & Fils to stock up on their wine posters ‘Les Couleures, Les Aromes and Les Cepages du Vin’ – off to Champagne tomorrow!