Torn between two lovers
When I’m in Champagne I sometimes feel like I’m cheating on Burgundy - and vice-versa when in Burgundy. Is it possible to love two at once? I don’t think they know each other, so I keep getting away with it every time:-)
I’ve just arrived in Burgundy, have loaded in and unpacked at the Volnay house, and now have a few days before my next tour group arrives. I’ll be checking vineyards, visiting our growers, and tasting any of the 2017s that have already finished malo.
Last night in Champagne was a blast - a fun dinner with Gaetan Gillet of Champagne MOST in Avise at les Avisés - my 2nd time there in 5 days, and always a great meal.
Then I was able to stop in and see the always delightful Elodie Marion and her mom Bernadette at Marion-Bosser in Hautvillers. Her new NV cuvées based on 2012 are excellent, and her 2008 Vintage Brut is the best I’ve tasted from her cellar yet.
Here’s Elodie and Bernadette, and now I’m off to do exciting things like laundry....