When old becomes new again.
Ever the Burgundian natural wine legend, Freddy Cossard sourced some 40 year-old Pinot Noir vines from a lieu-dit in Gevrey and then experimented by pressing them off and aging them in Georgian Qvevris. For those unaware, Frederic Cossard is a natural wine icon in Burgundy, and after trying Les Genevrieres Qvevris, you’ll know why. Minimalist purity of fruit, with just a little kiss of spice.
- Though Frederic Cossard’s lifelong dream was making wine, he followed his father’s wishes and worked in the dairy industry for several years prior to becoming a vigneron.
- Eventually, Frederic carved his own path and purchased some hectares within Saint-Romain and Auxey-Duresses so he could realize his childhood dream.
- In 1997, Frederic Cossard’s first vintage was bottled.
- Qvevris are large, round clay pots that are buried in the ground and used for aging wine; this ancient technique originates from Georgia.
- Trying new things.
- Truffle gnocchi.