Bourgogne, Côte d'Or, Oktober 1999
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Like in the former years Black Ink once again visited the Côte d'Or in 1999 in order to taste the wines of the new vintages and to talk about wine and wine making with those who make them.
This year we were present during harvest for the first time - though most of the vinter were working in their vineyards and therefore had only little time for us. But it is excactly the right time to get some impression of the new vintage.
This year we focus our report not only on degustations, but also on the domains and the personality of the vinters and wine makers, their poit of view, their passion and their way of making wine.
The following visits and degustations took place during the 30st of September until the 8th of October 1999. The different vinters arn't listed from the north to the south like last year. This time we are more aware of the different domains themselves than of the various villages. We focused on wines from the Côte de Nuits. Because different glasses stress different aromas we used - for the sake of a better comparison - for all degustations the Le Tster Impitoyable which enables even young wine to develop its aroma and therefore is perfectly suited as a glass for tasting.
For people who arn't that familiar with Burgundies we have a shor introduction which definitely can be ignored by insiders.
Those who want to drink good wine should find her or his own taste. The following pages are not meant to give recommodations on buying wine, moreover, they should encurrage to make own notes and comparisons and should encurrage to discover joyfully the unknown world of taste.
Nikolai Vogel & Kilian Fitzpatrick