Burgundy vineyards are well known for their history. Here, there are Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes for the red wine and Chardonnay and Aligote grapes for the white wine. The mention of appellation or plot (Clos) is very important, as on the same vineyard, different winemakers can produce a wines of different quality. Of course, the prestigious wines like premier crus and grand crus are the most desirable, but with 84 quality geographic areas which are full of wines to discover. After years of tasting and experience, we have selected the quintessential wines.
We have worked for many years with the red wine from the Clos Pitois a Monopole(wholly owned by a single domaine) in Chassagne Montrachet. We could not resist the sheer power and concentration of the white from the 2010 vintage. It is quite restrained with full acidity, the quality here comes through on the finish with fabulous minerality and long lasting fruit.
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes on clay & limestone vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested. The wine spends 10 months in French oak barriques (max 20% new oak)
Hailing from the Grand Cru vineyard of Musigni in the Clos Vougeot, his bottle of red Burgundy is delightfully summery! Were talking sweet red fruit, freshly cut roses and violets, truffle and mint. Give this ten years for everything to settle down and enjoy its long life beyond that! Serve cool (15-16oC) to give the wine refreshing lift!
Stephane Magnien's 2012 Charmes Chambertin, Grand Cru is made from 100% Pinot Noir whose vines date back as far as 1980. The grapes are grown in the Mazoyeres Chambertin vineyard (which can also be labelled as Charmes Chambertin) where the terroir is comprised of a gravel and yellow clay-limestone. Post vinfication the juice is aged for 12 months in barrels (10% new oak) followed by 3 months in stainless steel. in 2012 the resulting wine is one of expressive typicity and one that presents all of the hallmarks of a Grand Cru of Gevrey. Deep in colour, expressive nose; strawberry, blackcurrant and spice, with the palate powerful, virile and complex. Superb.
This Meursault from Henri Boillot, a fifth generation winegrower, carries all the hallmarks of the commune, lots of buttery intensity, generous and evocative, with a steely finish. Simply one of the best village Meursaults.
The Domaine Henri Boillot vineyard in Burgundy is split in half between red and white wine production. No chemicals are used and heavy pruning is done in spring to keep the yield low, grapes are then harvested late to achieve maximum maturity. Originally known as Domaine Jean Boillot and not to be confused with Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot, Robert Parker said these wines are "excellent representatives of the fundamental character one has come to expect from these vineyards."