"Sparkling wine is the pinnacle of winemaking. It’s very difficult to make a really exciting sparkling wine. It’s one of the holy grails of winemaking! It’s a very tough thing to get right."
Author Max Potter tells the story of the extortion attempt on the owner of the world's most famous vineyard. Unfortunately, the book reads like it was written by the Burgundian Travel Authority.
Maybe I’d hate to see that tiny little plot of odd vines uprooted to make room for more really excellent Merlot. The preservation of the good of a few over achieving the best good of the many? Maybe, but Americans long ago decided that diversity is good for everyone.
There is a growing cohort of young winemakers who grew up in the business but who were driven to do things differently.