The Burgundy Collector
Age 49 Most Likely To Be A fund manager for Shearson Lehman. Drives A BMW; recently installed nifty CD carousel in trunk. Favorite Tv Show The West Wing, because it reminds him of the sweet prosperity of the Clinton years. Most Often Heard Saying "Can you get me into the trade tastings?" Cellar Is Located In pristine, humidity-conditioned basement.
Background on Burgundy
This famous winemaking region, locate d between Lyon and Dijon, is home to some of the greatest reds (Pinot Noir) and whites (Chardonnay) in the world. Gamay is grown here too; the wine is called Beaujolais.
Domaine Joseph Roty Monsieur Roty is known as one of the most outspoken and eccentric men in Burgundy. (If you talk too much in Burgundy, they call you eccentric.) He makes distinct, dark, unfiltered wines that stand out from the pack. They may take years to develop, but a Roty in a good year, like 1985, can be nothing short of remarkable. Domaine Ponsot Third-generation winemaker Laurent Ponsot gave up his job at a travel agency to take over the family business. It was a good move. Ponsot makes an unfiltered Burgundy that some say can last 30 years in the cellar. Domaine Anne Gros After buying the vineyard from her father, François, winemaker Anne Gros quickly made a name for herself by producing markedly unusual Burgundies: big, dense and highly extracted. In other words, not your average fruity Pinot Noir. Collectors flocked.