After studying French Lit at university, Ted Lemon ended up in Burgundy working in vineyards. He subsequently trained as a winemaker in Dijon, then worked at some of the most prestigious domaines in the Côte d’Or before returning to the US to set up his own project, Littorai, in California. Articulate, passionate and opinionated, Le Comte de Citron, as he’s known to his Burgundian friends, likes to trust his own intuition and is an advocate of what he calls “wines of place, not process”.
Don’t forget, Cork Talk is now available on Spotify. You can listen to this week’s episode, plus my back catalogue of interviews with some of the world’s most extraordinary wine figures.