A 13 hectare family run Estate that really shows Chablis in its best light; pure, clean, bright and moderately aromatic with a driving citrus structure and strong mineral notes. Wonderful wines from their entry level to the very special Premier Cru wines.
A great introduction to a more Northern style of Burgundy. Lean, mineral, a hint rustic, dry, with cherries, dark cherries and plums, earth, a hint of oak and the classic perfume that build with time in the glass. The palate is focused and dry with great length. A few years in the bottle have really mellowed out the tannins and it is ripe for drinking now. It would match well with game dishes or something mushroomy.
The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
The entry level to Burgundy. The wines can be from vineyards outside of the better appellations or declassified from high ranks. That means you may be drinking a Grand Cru vineyard at Bourgogne pricing! Quality is variable but the great producers put as much care into their entry level as they do their great wines.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.