North Americans and their Burgundian ways


There seems to be a strong force field centred on Burgundy's Côte d'Or driving more and more Americans towards the dream of making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the image of burgundy – wherever the grapes happen to be grown.

The most geographically energetic example of this is the new range of three Chardonnays made by Canadian Thomas Bachelder. The debut range of 2009s made in Ontario, Oregon and O…, no, just kidding, Burgundy is reviewed below. He is coy about exactly where his grapes come from but those Burgundian ones seem to be pretty special to me –...