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by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Climate change in Chablis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Climate change in Chablis?

It was a great idea to sign up to VinConnect. We'll release soon some wine including les Séchets 2010, first vintage of this Premier Cru at the Domaine, and some other selected especially, including Grenouilles. You'll know more soon... ;-)
by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Premature Oxidation?
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Premature Oxidation?

I think that in Burgundy there is an increased awareness regarding techniques that would avoid oxidation issues, which is a great thing.

As far as our wines are concerned, I do not have feedback about oxidation so hopefully we are doing the right thing, even though we can always continue progressing!
by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Les Clos--Aging and Plot Differences
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Les Clos--Aging and Plot Differences

Another difficult question, and sorry I missed it before!! Of course each winemaker has its own philosophy and techniques, which makes the interest of wine. And in Les Clos you'll have different personalities differents wines depending if you open a bottle from Vincent Dauvissat, Michel or Brocard.....
by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Wine making and farming?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Wine making and farming?

We do use sulphur in the vineyard because it's efficient to fight against fungal diseases. During the vinification, we use sulphur regularly. But because we do not move a lot our wines, and because they are in stainless steel tanks, we can use low quantities. Roughly we have 3 or 4 sulphur ajustment...
by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Climate change in Chablis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Climate change in Chablis?

Grenouilles is the smallest of the Chablis Grand Crus. It's located between Vaudésir and Valmur, facing South, and has the particularity to mix elegance and power. I think it's probably the most refined of the Grand Crus, enjoyable "young" and with a very nice evolution, even if you have to be caref...
by Guillaume Michel
February 3rd, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Climate change in Chablis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Climate change in Chablis?

I agree, it's funny to hear that about 2003, but it was really a year of "everything" ! By the was have you tasted a 2003 recently ? To me it does not deserve the bad criticisms, and it's getting better every day. I think that all the areas will have to deal with warming and probably in the places w...
by Guillaume Michel
February 2nd, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Visiting Chablis
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Visiting Chablis

Chablis is a small village of 2500 inhabitants located in the north of Burgundy, 120 miles from Paris, and surrounded by... vineyards! It's a great place to visit in spring and summer, walk in the vineyards (very helpful to understand the wines) and visit the old part of the village, with its narrow...
by Guillaume Michel
February 2nd, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Premature Oxidation?
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Premature Oxidation?

Hi Jud, Difficult topics I confirm! And quite complicated... I do not know the exact origin of premox. One thing is sure I guess, it's that it's due to too much disolved oxygen in the wines. Where does it come from? Some people would think it's the cork treatments (peroxyde), some other would think ...
by Guillaume Michel
February 2nd, 2012, 12:22 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Chablis and Food
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Chablis and Food

Dear Brian, Of course, Chablis is perfect with everything that comes from the sea, like seashells, fishes, scallops,... I love young Chablis with oysters as well as with sushi. A Premier cru with some ageing will be perfect with fish in sauce or langoustine, white meat (light poultry, pork...), grea...
by Guillaume Michel
February 1st, 2012, 11:58 pm
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Marketing your wine in the US
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Marketing your wine in the US

Dear Mark,

Thanks for your message.
I will do my best so that there are more regular shipments to Hawaï.

And now with VinConnect you'll have access to our wines on a regular basis!
by Guillaume Michel
February 1st, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Wine making and farming?
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Wine making and farming?

We could talk forever on this topic! It's in the vineyard that the wine is made. If you did a good job in the vineyard, then 90% of the job is done after harvesting. Our philosophy is simple. We want the best expression of each terroir. The cultural practices on our Petit Chablis or our Grand Crus a...
by Guillaume Michel
February 1st, 2012, 5:48 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: What is more important, vineyard or producer?
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: What is more important, vineyard or producer?

Hi Alan, I think within each Grand Cru, you can find homogeneous characteristics. That's why they are so differents in term of size, soils, exposures... Of course you'll have some variations within a Grand Cru, but in the same family. The actual delimitation is the result of decades and decades of e...
by Guillaume Michel
February 1st, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Differences between Chablis and the Cote d'Or
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Differences between Chablis and the Cote d'Or

Chablis is approx 90 miles north of the Côte de Beaune. It doesn't seem far but it is enough for Chardonnay to have a completely different expression, and of course this expression is mainly due to the soil difference, even if the climate has an effect (they usually harvest 7-8 days before us) In Ch...
by Guillaume Michel
February 1st, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Guillaume Michel (Archive)
Topic: Climate change in Chablis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Climate change in Chablis?

Hello Cris, hello everyone! First of all I'd like to thank you and Todd French for opening the doors of this forum to me, this is a first experiment for me and I'll try to do my best to explain our wines and philosophy. Sorry for the little late to start posting, but it has been quite the rush here ...

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