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Henri Boillot and the Purity of White Burgundy

On today's show, we talk with a top white Burgundy producer, Henri Boillot, about all the ins and outs of making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the CĂ´tes de Beaune.  He talks about the growing occurrence of "premox," or Premature Oxidation, where white Burgundy will be dead and oxidized after only 3-4 years in bottle.  He claims this is due to over-ripe fruit, new barrels, and most of all, the common practice of lees stirring.  Plus, climate change, succession planning, and so much more.  Big thanks to Michel Thibault and Marla Norman for translating and providing additional commentary.

Find more info on his wine here: www.michelthibaultwine.com