Bourgogne

Wine has been produced in Burgundy for more than 1000 years, during which time the Benedictine and Cistercian monks carefully recorded notes about how wines produced from particular plots tasted. This research formed the basis of the Burgundy appellation system which divides wines into Regional, Village, Premier and Grand Cru. Owing to severe application of the Napoleonic code, Burgundy is the most fragmented wine region in the world. The law requires that land be divided evenly amongst all children. Consequently, the average size of an estate in the region is only about 8 hectares, and in many cases it will be made up of a dozen small plots (sometimes as little as one row in a field) in many different villages. The famous Clos de Vougeot vineyard, for example, is about 50 hectares and has more than 80 separate owners. Burgundy is famous for beef bourguignon (beef stewed in red wine) and coq au vin (chicken cooked in red wine). Escargots à la Bourgogne (snails cooked in garlic and butter) are also popular. There are also some great Burgundy cheeses, including the incomparable Epoisses.

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  • Domaine-Dampt-Chablis

    Domaine Dampt Chablis 2019

    Domaine Daniel Dampt is one of the most well-regarded Chablis producers, creating wines of exceptional purity and freshness. Chablis is 100% Chardonnay grown on soils with fossilized shellfish. The wine is a perfect pairing for oysters.Bright lemon and green apple with an racy minerality and a lively finish. Fresh, elegant and concentrated. Drink now and over the next 4 years.

    $40.95
  • domaine-jean-monnier-meursault-la-barre

    Domaine Jean Monnier Meursault la Barre 2017

    This climat is a former quarry and is named for the size of a stone facing. This wine has an elegant nose showing white flowers and citrus, and a palate that is both lively as well as dense, ample and powerful. Notes of butter and brioche come through and linger on the long fresh finish.

    $125.00
  • Domaine-Lapalus-Macon-Milly-Lamartine-White

    Domaine Lapalus Macon Milly Lamartine White 2020

    Made from Chardonnay grown on limestone soil. Good complexity, lemon and fresh pineapple aromas. Spice notes. On the palate there are white floral notes. Vibrant acidity. Good minerality. A fine and precise wine . Very pleasant from now on. Very good with fish and seafood.

    $27.95
  • Domaine-Nicolas-Perrault-Maranges-1er-cru-Loyeres

    Domaine Nicolas Perrault Maranges 1er cru Loyeres 2019

    Clos de Loyères is perhaps the finest of the premiers crus of Maranges, the southernmost cru of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. From a tiny plot of .65 ha planted in 1973, this is one of Nicolas’ cooler parcels, less sheltered from the wind. It is farmed using organic methods with 100% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks with gentle maceration. aging in barrel (25% new oak), small amount of SO2 added only at bottling. A cool site in a warm year spells balance. This is a lovely wine made with 100% whole bunches and matured 18 months in barrel, this is a ripe yet fresh wine with smooth tannins and considerable finesse.In a time of global warming and in the right hands, top Maranges like this are a lovely and attractive red Burgundy with no rough edges.

    $68.95
  • Domaine-Nicolas-Perrault-Maranges-1er-cru-Roussots

    Domaine Nicolas Perrault Maranges 1er cru Roussots 2018

    From a tiny plot of .36 ha planted in 1975, this is a Massal selection with lots of millerandage and low yield. It is farmed using organic methods with 100% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks with gentle maceration. 18 months’ aging in barrel (30% new oak), small amount of SO2 added only at bottling. The nose is intense with red cherry, liquorice and blackberry and herbaceous notes. The palate is round with the acid creating some nervous tension. Tannins are present but very elegant. A superb wine.

    $68.95
  • Domaine-Thenard-Givry-Cellier-aux-Moines

    Domaine Thenard Givry Cellier aux Moines 2017

    With a southerly exposure, this 3.22 hectare vineyard is a mix of clay and lime. Oak barrels are used in fermentation bringing about soft and subtle tannins. The “Cellier aux Moines” parcel is very old with records dating back to 1258. With a terrific currant color, and a rich, intense fruit bouquet with aromas of ripe dark berries, this Pinot Noir has lots of sweet, pure fruit on the palate. It is a beautifully balanced, velvety wine that offers good power, back-end persistence and a lingering finish. This is a wine that can be enjoyed after a long aging period.

    $52.95

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