A year on the Hill of Corton

Young vignerons, old friends and a new book

My October visit was split between shooting for a specialist Burgundy importer from London, Jason Haynes, and a French magazine. Jason wants his website to include to include more than bottle shots and I am pleased that someone is trying to give their customers more background to Burgundy and its producers. I also had a couple of shoots for The World of Fine Wine so its been a busy week up and down the Côte D’Or.
There was plenty of sunshine and warmth most days after a couple of misty starts and in places the autumn colour was very pleasant. but I was here for people and people I got.
Monday afternoon:

Marie-Christine and Maerie-Andrée with a photo of their father Georges

Marie-Christine and Maerie-Andrée with a photo of their father Georges


Mugneret-Gibourg's Clos de Vougeot label

Mugneret-Gibourg’s Clos de Vougeot label


Tuesday:
Barrels on the move in Vosne-Romanée

Barrels on the move in Vosne-Romanée


Shedding some light at Domaine Leroy

Shedding some light at Domaine Leroy


Greg Love walked from London to Burgundy and looks good on it ! I found him in Vosne Romanée

Greg Love walked from London to Burgundy and looks good on it ! I found him in Vosne Romanée


Wedneday:
Thierry Gaudillère from Bourgogne Aujourd'hui at work for Corton's review.

Thierry Gaudillère from Bourgogne Aujourd’hui at work for Corton’s review.


Mist at Aloxe-Corton

Mist at Aloxe-Corton


Bertrand Bachelet at Dezize-Les-Maranges

Bertrand Bachelet at Dezize-Les-Maranges


La Fussière, a big name in Maranges

La Fussière, a big name in Maranges

Looking forward to tasting this rarity.

Looking forward to tasting this rarity.


Antoine, son of Francois now runs Domaine Jobard in Meursault

Antoine, son of Francois now runs Domaine Jobard in Meursault


Quite a few lieux-dits here in one picture, that's Corton Hill.

Quite a few lieux-dits here in one picture, that’s Corton Hill.


Thursday:
Armand Heitz, a new name in Chassagne-Montrachet

Armand Heitz, a new name in Chassagne-Montrachet


Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinère of Bonneau du Martray in his tasting room

Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinère of Bonneau du Martray in his tasting room


Benôit Riffault checks fermentation at Etienne Sauzet

Benôit Riffault checks fermentation at Etienne Sauzet


Pierre Duroche in Gevrey-Chambertin, a serious rock climber too.

Pierre Duroche in Gevrey-Chambertin, a serious rock climber too.


Stephane Magnien and his father line up their barrels in Morey St Denis

Stephane Magnien and his father line up their barrels in Morey St Denis

The naming of barrels chez Stephane Magnien

The naming of barrels chez Stephane Magnien


Friday:
Guillaume Tardy cleans his barrels in Vosne-Romanée

Guillaume Tardy cleans his barrels in Vosne-Romanée


The shavings. Beauty in small things.

The shavings. Beauty in small things.

November 5 is definitely the big day of publication for Une Année en Corton from Editions Glénat. I’ll be in Beaune at the Athenaeum book and wine shop in Place Carnot during the afternoon of Sunday 16th for three hours of signing duties! Apparently its also available at both Amazon.fr and Amazon.uk. Don’t be concerned if the book appears to have another author. François Perroy provided most of the 30 pages of text and often, it appears, writers are automatically regarded as the author, no matter the size of their contribution.
It seems photographer authors are quite a rarity…
Happily its my name on the book !
The text is all in French of course, but perhaps it will one day be available in English (or Japanese, or Chinese) Corton and Burgundy are well known all over the world as visitors to this blog have proved. As the French say, “On verra”….
I’ll be sure to let you know !

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One response

  1. Thierry

    Hi Jon,
    At work, at work. Yes, and what work !!!! Quite hard.
    The “subject” was a bit nervous.
    Thierry

    Like

    October 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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