Burgundy has topped a chart of where leading winemakers around the world would love to make wine, outside of their own region, shows a Decanter survey.
More than one in four (23) of the 85 winemakers who responded to the survey named Burgundy as the wine region where they would most like to put their skills to the test.
The results come in the same week that French government figures showed the average price of a grand cru vineyard in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or rose by 9% in 2014, to hit 4.35m euros.
The question was one of several put to leading winemakers around the world as part of a survey published in Decanter magazine’s July issue on which producers around the world are the most respected by their peers.
There were 133 responses and Aubert de Villaine, co-director of vaunted Burgundy Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, was one of several names high on the list.
Other winemakers making the top five, all profiled in Decanter‘s July issue, were – in alphabetical order – consultant Alberto Antonini, Ridge Vineyards’ Paul Draper in California, international consultant Michel Rolland and Christophe Roumier, of Burgundy’s Domaines Georges Roumier.
Winemakers were also given the chance to answer a series of other questions, including whether climate change had affected their vineyards and whether they had begun producing wines intended for earlier drinking than in the past.
Written by Chris Mercer