On to our first dry white wine we had for Christmas. This bottle by relatively unknown winemaker Bernard Boisson-Vadot was recommended by one of my regular online-wine-shops here in Germany, promising lots of bang for the buck. How does Boisson-Vadot work his vines and wines? This blog post (in French) describes that the estate is maturing its whites for up to 21 months on the lees which supposedly adds complexity. Another post (in French as well) explains that vineyards are worked in a traditional way without chemical fertilizers, and including plowing of the soils. Also, Boisson-Vadot only uses very few new barriques for the élevage (25% maximum) for maintaining a very pure expression of the grape. But beside these posts, and the retailer infos, there’s not much information to be found on the winery. So let’s just get to the wine.
A week ago I spontaneously decided to hurry to Berlin on Sunday for attending the “Gala Grosser Weine”, a wine presentation organized by a local wine store where many top German and international winemakers were presenting their products. It was a great event! Out of the German winemakers I already knew many and previously tried their wines at more close by presentations and thus the core attractions to me were big international names like Giacosa, Château Canon, Ridge, Moric or even Château La Nerthe. Can you understand my excitement? Read the rest of this entry »