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Wine: Wandering winemakers

More and more of these experiments are taking place

By Barry Smith   July 2015

© Quinn Dombrowski

Most winemakers are obsessives. They know their vines intimately, what they are aiming for and whether it has been achieved or not. The very best makers remain fascinated by the subtle variables that render one year’s wines outstanding while those from an adjacent year are merely very good. Such obsession with detail determines the choice of their winemaking philosophy, whether biodynamic or lutte raisonnée (the use of synthetic fertilisers only where absolutely necessary). When sharing a glass with a group of Burgundy producers, it…

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