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Gevrey in the sun
2 Dec 2008 by Jancis Robinson
This little film shows Sylvie Esmonin, one of only five (along with Rousseau, Bruno Clair, Fourrier and, the one I forgot until Jasper reminded me, Jadot) proprietors in the famous Clos St-Jacques vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin (just behind the wall behind her and to the right). She gives us a pronunciation guide to her often mispronounced name and we see the usual sight in winter vineyards of a bonfire of vine cuttings. The pruning has already started for most growers since, although many of them would like to delay it until March, they cannot afford the manpower to do so and have to spread the work over the winter. The Combe de...

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