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August 15, 2023 | Elden Selections


The thirsty traveller, having lunched in Dijon and travelling south through the Cote de Nuits for refreshment in Burgundy, will eventually reach Ladoix-Serrigny. It marks the start of the Cote de Beaune. That it should be associated with ‘beginnings’ is particularly apt, for the name Ladoix means ‘water spring’ in old French. To get technical, Ladoix is actually made up of the village of Serrigny and two hamlets – Ladoix and Buisson. But for now, let’s leave that aside and focus on the more important matter at hand – the wines produced here.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 15, 2023 at 3:15 PM Permalink to Ladoix Permalink
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January 18, 2023 | Elden Selections

Maranges and Santenay

In close proximity to the splendid baronial manor house of Domaine de Cromey—the home of and Elden Selections—lies the appellation of Maranges. This southerly Cote de Beaune appellation produces wines from three communes...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 18, 2023 at 2:25 PM Permalink to Maranges and Santenay Permalink
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November 23, 2022 | Elden Selections


Chambolle, one of the prettiest villages in the Côte de Nuits, takes its name rather dramatically from the French words ‘champ bouillant’ meaning ‘boiling or bubbling field’. This isn’t a reference to any unusually hot climate, but instead refers to the torrential floods which can flow down nearby hillsides after heavy rainfall. But for our purposes, we’re more concerned...  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 23, 2022 at 4:45 PM Permalink to Chambolle-Musigny Permalink
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October 21, 2022 | Elden Selections


The history of wine in Burgundy is almost indistinguishable from that of the royalty and nobility of this ancient land. Take the village of Aloxe-Corton, for example. First mentioned in 696, it has an almost mystical appeal...  Continue »

Time Posted: Oct 21, 2022 at 4:11 PM Permalink to Aloxe-Corton Permalink
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September 9, 2022 | Elden Selections


The village of Rully, in the Côte Chalonnaise, has one of those long histories that you only find in Europe. A wealthy Roman by the name of Rubilius is rumored to be the source of its name, which is now synonymous not only with quality red and white wines, but also, since...  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 9, 2022 at 1:10 PM Permalink to Rully Permalink
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September 2, 2022 | Elden Selections


You’d be forgiven for thinking that the vineyards of Pommard – which border Volnay – produce similar wines to their neighbors – fragrant, delicate and with finesse. But as we know, Burgundy loves to catch us out, and Pommard is no exception...  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 2, 2022 at 11:15 AM Permalink to Pommard Permalink
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August 16, 2022 | Elden Selections


The Côte de Nuits village of Morey-St-Denis, with its emblem showing two running wolves, sits between two of the most famous names in Burgundy wine – Gevrey-Chambertin, and Chambolle-Musigny. To the south of Morey, Chambolle offers delicate wines, whilst its northerly neighbor Gevrey is known for...  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 16, 2022 at 2:33 PM Permalink to Morey-St-Denis Permalink
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August 8, 2022 | Elden Selections


Volnay AOC situated in the Côte de Beaune, has a well deserved reputation for producing stunning Burgundy red wines. But, what of the name, you may wonder? It is in fact derived from...  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 8, 2022 at 8:01 AM Permalink to Volnay Permalink
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June 10, 2022 | Elden Selections


From little rivers, great oceans may flow. So it is with Vougeot, a small village in the Côte de Nuits, named after the little river Vouge. Though the smallest commune in the wider Côte d’Or region, it is also the largest Grand Cru clos (meaning ‘plot’ or ‘vineyard’). Most of the wine from Vougeot comes from this single vineyard – the outstanding Clos de Vougeot...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 10, 2022 at 10:55 AM Permalink to Vougeot Permalink
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May 5, 2022 | Elden Selections


Finding truly great wines in Burgundy might be described as being a little like panning for gold. You know the nuggets of brilliance are out there, you just need to know where to look. But when it comes to the wines of the small village of Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise, you find you are quite literally looking for gold...  Continue »

Time Posted: May 5, 2022 at 1:55 PM Permalink to Bouzeron Permalink
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April 27, 2022 | Elden Selections

On the ‘Lesser Appellation’ trail – the road to hidden Burgundy gems

If you want to become a famous winemaker, then one sure-fire way of doing it is to make famous wine. We’re not saying that everyone producing Chambertin should be famous, or makes great wine – as with all natural products, the quality varies. But if you’re making a famous appellation and doing it well, then customers will come to you and reward you sooner or later. That’s fine for big names – but what about smaller, ‘lesser’ appellations...  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM Permalink to On the ‘Lesser Appellation’ trail – the road to hidden Burgundy gems Permalink
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February 22, 2021 | Elden Selections


“Theological, nourishing and death-defying”. The local motto of the large village of Savigny-lès-Beaune certainly makes some bold claims about the wines that are produced here. Many would swear to all three, however, after tasting these wines, which are amongst the finest in Burgundy and surely one of its best-kept secrets.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM Permalink to SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE Permalink