Great Burgundy wines matured without oak barrels? The idea seemed absurd only a few years ago. However, more and more winemakers and oenologists are considering it. Some have even taken the plunge. Terracotta, concrete or ceramic containers have made a place for themselves in Burgundy cellars. The beginning of a new Era?
A grand cru from the Côte de Nuits that would not have known the slightest square inch of wood during the whole of its raising, here is a scenario that would have been considered as pure fiction coming out of an imaginative mind a few years ago. A ridiculous idea. And yet. You only have to push open the door of an estate that is on the D974, the famous departmental road that runs from Dijon to Beaune through the most prestigious villages on the coast, to see that fantasy has come a long way. In Morey-Saint-Denis,