Guillame Tardy has now taken over running this domaine in Vosne Romanee although his father Jean Tardy still lends a helping hand. Jean Tardy worked the vines of Vosne Romanee and Clos Vougeot in a crop-sharing scheme (metayage) with Domaine Meo Camuzet and the great Henri Jayer. Guillame is very much a traditional wine maker using a minimum percentage of new oak in his village wines from Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Vosne Romanee and Nuits St Georges.
We were fortunate to taste the 1959 Nuits St Georges En Bas Combe at a dinner celebrating Domaine Meo Camuzet's 50th year which we understand were made by Guillame's grandfather. This wine still had wonderful red fruit, energy and minerality - an indication of the quality of the location of these vines.
Guillame also offers a brilliant Echezeaux grand cru, made from 75 year old vines, of which we sold 20 cases at our last en primeur tasting! Another young man whose reputation is growing in stature.
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