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White Burgundy

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  • Bourgogne Aligoté 2018, Ballot Millot, Meursault, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Bourgogne Aligoté 2018, Ballot Millot, Meursault, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    WB22

    This top division, 12 hectare property, based in the heart of Meursault, is run by the young and talented Charles Ballot. The Ballot & Millot families began acquiring vineyards in Meursault in the mid 17th century. When Charles’s parents married, they brought together some exceptional holdings.

     

    An extremely stringent form of viticulture is practiced in the vineyards, with no herbicides and minimal use of other treatments. In fact everything is now organic but he will not become certified as such.

     

    His exceptional Aligoté is from low yielding, 50 year old vines and is barrel fermented and nothing like the lean wines often associated with this overlooked variety.

    £15.18

  • Mâcon-Bussières “Le Vieux Puits” 2019, Domaine Thiery Drouin, Vergisson, 13% vol, 75cl

    Mâcon-Bussières “Le Vieux Puits” 2019, Domaine Thiery Drouin, Vergisson, 13% vol, 75cl

    WB20

    Based in the village of Vergisson the Drouin family domaine comprises some 11 hectares and is run by Thierry and son Charles-Edouard. Established for several generations it comprises 6ha of prime Pouilly Fuissé vineyards and 3ha of Macon Villages.

     

    The grapes for the Mâcon-Bussières are from low-yielding 35 year old vines planted with a north-west exposure.

     

    The wine is aged for 8 months in 500-litre oak barrels on fine lees to extract maximum flavour and texture.

     

    Pale straw yellow in appearance, the nose of the wine has rich aromas of vanilla, pear and pineapple as well as white flowers. On the palate, the expression is elegant, middle-weight and pure with a touch of citrus/mineral flavour on the finish.

    £15.36

  • Saint-Véran 2018, Domaine Michel Chavet, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Saint-Véran 2018, Domaine Michel Chavet, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    WB32

    Situated in Davayé, at the foot of the rock of Solutré, the Chavet family have 12 hectares under vine, 10 of which are in the appellation of St Véran.  The current custodian, Christophe, is the sixth generation of Chavets to manage the Domaine.

    The vines, which average around 30 years old, are planted on stoney, clay-limestone soils facing south-east to south-west. The planting density is an unusually high 8,000 vines per hectare.

     

    After a combination of machine and hand-picking, a stringent selection and gentle pressing, the wine is simply fermented in cuve at around 18 °C for 6-7 weeks. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed, the wine spends a further 4-5 months in cuve, sur lie, prior to bottling the following spring.


    The resulting wine is fine, crisp, clean, and soft with fresh minerally.

     

    A great introduction to white Burgundy, or, for the already converted, a lovely, affordable treat!

    £15.42

  • Petit Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre 12% vol, 75cl

    Petit Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre 12% vol, 75cl

    WB17

    Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago.

     

    Today, they own 40 hectares of vines – all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – throughout the region. The vines are mainly aged between 25 and 35 years although some date back to when Gilles’s greatgrandfather ran the domaine.

     

    Gilles is in charge of viticulture. The finest possible grapes are grown with a fastidious, environmentally conscious approach to quality, lower yields and scrupulous selection. Nathalie oversees winemaking, where small, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks are used to vinify each parcel separately.

     

    The resulting wines are beautiful expressions of classic, fine, concentrated, pure, steely, minerally Chablis.

     

    £17.34

  • Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre, 12% vol, 75cl

    Chablis 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre, 12% vol, 75cl

    WB05

    Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago.

     

    Today, they own 40 hectares of vines – all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – throughout the region. The vines are mainly aged between 25 and 35 years although some date back to when Gilles’s greatgrandfather ran the domaine.

     

    Gilles is in charge of viticulture. The finest possible grapes are grown with a fastidious, environmentally conscious approach to quality, lower yields and scrupulous selection. Nathalie oversees winemaking, where small, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks are used to vinify each parcel separately.

     

    The wine is aged on its fine lees for 10 months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

     

    The resulting wines are beautiful expressions of classic, concentrated, minerally Chablis.

    £19.62

  • Rully Blanc 2018, Paul & Marie Jacqueson, Rully, 13% vol, 75cl

    Rully Blanc 2018, Paul & Marie Jacqueson, Rully, 13% vol, 75cl

    WB06

    Founded by Henri Jacqueson in 1947, succeeded by his son Paul in 1972 and joined by Paul’s daughter Marie in 2006, and more recently by his son Pierre, this domaine has long been recognised as one of the very best in the Côte Chalonnaise and its wines adorn the lists of many of the finest restaurants in France.

     

    They have 13 hectares of wonderfully sited vines, many of which are very old, and prune hard to reduce yields to around 35 hl/ha. They only work the vineyards manually, with very minimal vine treatments. They are one of very few producers in the village (together with Dureuil-Janthial) to hand-pick everything. Extremely proficient winemaking and judicious use of new oak (20% for whites and 25% for reds) make for beautifully crafted, ripe, intense, sensual wines which have the class to belie their origins.

     

    The delicious Rully Blanc is from three sites in Fromanges, La Barre and Chaponnières totalling 3 hectares.

     

    There is toasty oak on the nose as well as fresh mineral aromas. The palate is full and generous with layered flavours and a creamy texture. The finish is long and persistent with firm grip from the balancing acidity.

    £23.88

  • Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume” 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre, 13% vol, 75cl

    Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume” 2018, Gilles et Nathalie Fèvre, 13% vol, 75cl

    Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago.

     

    Today, they own 40 hectares of vines – all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – throughout the region. The vines are mainly aged between 25 and 35 years although some date back to when Gilles’s greatgrandfather ran the domaine.

     

    Gilles is in charge of viticulture. The finest possible grapes are grown with a fastidious, environmentally conscious approach to quality, lower yields and scrupulous selection. Nathalie oversees winemaking, where small, temperature controlled stainless steel tanks are used to vinify each parcel separately.

     

    The wine is aged on its lees for 12 months – 85% in steel and 15% in old oak.

     

     

    The resulting wines are beautiful expressions of classic, fine, concentrated, pure, steely, minerally Chablis.

     

     

     

    £29.52

  • Saint-Romain 2017, Domaine Alain Gras, Saint-Romain, 13% vol, 75cl

    Saint-Romain 2017, Domaine Alain Gras, Saint-Romain, 13% vol, 75cl

    WB10

    Alain Gras has long been acknowledged as the pre-eminent vigneron in Saint-Romain – a village of wonderfully sited vineyards and a greater proportion of limestone than any other commune in Burgundy. It has also benefited greatly from recent climate change – meaning that previously overly cool sites, due to their high altitude, are now routinely achieving full ripeness and physiological maturity.

     

    His stunningly situated domaine comprises 12 hectares of Saint-Romain (8ha planted to Chardonnay and 4ha to Pinot Noir). He has 42 separate parcels in all, but prefers blending the grapes from the individual sites to ensure complexity and consistency. The Saint-Romain Blanc, from vines which average 40 years old, displays an impressive ripe core of white stone fruits, expressive minerally, elegance, finesse and tingling acidity. After a gentle pressing, it is vinified in a combination of 80% stainless steel and 20% new oak and bottled after 11 months.

     

    There are presently 26 restaurants in France with 3 Michelin stars and Alain’s wines are listed in 21 of them.

     

    £30.36

  • Meursault 2017, “Cuvée Charles Maxime”, Domaine Latour-Giraud, 13.3% vol, 75cl

    Meursault 2017, “Cuvée Charles Maxime”, Domaine Latour-Giraud, 13.3% vol, 75cl

    WB03

    Jean-Pierre Latour has 10 hectares under vine in Meursault. Wonderfully sited vineyards, low yields, brilliant winemaking and no fining or filtration, make this one of the most exciting domaines in the village at present.

     

    The Meursault Cuvée Charles Maxime (a blend of Les Vireuils, Les Corbins and Les Pelles) is plump, rich and generous, fermented and matured in barrel (around 1/3 new) for 15-16 months.

     

    £45.72