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.
Roger and his daughter Julie represent the fifth and sixth generations of Belland vineyard owners and winemakers in the Cote d'Or. Dating back to 1839, the Domaine consists of 23 hectares across the communes in the area. Using no pesticides...
The Santenay Beauregard wine is one of the most famous Premiers Crus from Santenay. It is located in the East of Santenay, at 500 metres from the terroirs of Chassagne Montrachet. This area is called "Beauregard" simply because from there is a very beautiful panoramic view. Facing South-East, this terroir is ideal to produce Chardonnay wines. With exclusively 25 years old Chard…
Tradition is distinct from the Cuvee Reservee Pouilly Fuisse from Domaine Bourdon through its unoaked exotic fruit flavours; pineapple, mango and citrus.
The Gravières wines are produced in one of the most famous Santenay "climat". This particularly well exposed "terroir" produces rich wines, that benefit from very good ageing potential. 35 year old Pinot Noir vines on a stony clay-limestone soil rich in iron. the results are more complex than the other vineyards in the village. Powerful too with good aging potential.
The Morgeot 1er Cru is Chassagne's wine growing hillside’s largest 1er Cru and covers no less than 21 different "lieu-dits” which are sometimes bottled individually and sometimes grouped together under the Morgeot appellation.
The Chardonnay for Bruno Colin's Chassagne Montrachet 1er Morgeot is grown on vines that date back to 1963 in the Francemont "lieu-dits" on clay-limestone soils. Post vinification the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and 6 months in concrete vats. This wine is characterised by finesse. In youth it is reserved but with bottles age this wine develops a wonderful richness, underpinned by a fresh, mineral structure. 2017 is a knockout.
The 1er Cru vineyard of Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees borders Saint Aubin and lies just above another Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers. The Chardonnay from here is grown on clay-limestone soil and once vinified, the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and then 6 months concrete vats. The resulting wine in the extraordinary 2017 vintage is fruity, floral, rich, yet fresh. A wonderful Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees with expressive typicity.