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The Ambroise family settled in Premeaux-Prissey, near Nuits-Saint-Georges, 300 years ago. Bertrand Ambroise studied viticulture and winemaking and traveled to Champagne and Cognac to learn the approaches of other regions. In 1987, he created the house of Ambroise, a negociant that also draws on the family's 40 acres, which include two premier crus in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
They now produce 11,000 cases a year with bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Bertrand views winemaking as a dialogue between traditionalists and modernists.
2010 Maison Ambroise Echézeaux Grand Cru
Approximate retail $200. Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Bright aromas of ripe black cherries. Richly endowed with excellent minerality and tension, less tannin than in 2008, finishing long and classy. A great wine in the wings. Reviewed August 23, 2012 ARTICLE »
2008 Maison Ambroise Echézeaux Grand Cru
Approximate retail $110. Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. Surprisingly good vintage for this wine. · Nicely perfumed with notes of black cherries, rose petals and spice, finishing with intense dark fruits. Full-bodied with firm tannins and impressive length. Quite approachable. Reviewed August 23, 2012 ARTICLE »