Even for the most
avid wine lover, Burgundy
can sometimes be a confounding puzzle. Not only is its relatively
small swath of vineyards divided into different communes and
different "crus", but these individual sites may often have
many owners. The search for quality in any one year involves
at least two factors: the vineyard and the grower. There are
some estates whose unfailing quality and high standards yield
wines which can always be admired.
One of these is
surely the collection of vineyards known as the Domaines Guyon.
The family is particularly pleased with the success of their
Hautes Cotes de Nuits; ample, full and well-constituted, it
offers excellent value. Their Pernand Vergelesses Rouge is also
especially fine. Of their two white wines, Pernand is a personal
favorite of Dominique Guyon, the young and dynamic brother who
oversees the operation of several of the select vineyards.