Unfindable, inaccessible, infuriating Burgundy? Not at iDealwine. This week, we’re celebrating a region that, in the words of Jancis Robinson, “can deliver paradise in a bottle”. Join us as we travel through the land of fine Pinot and inimitable Chardonnay; the essence of Burgundy awaits you, with an array of rare wines and rising stars.
The top names in Burgundy
Get your hands on some wines from the mythic Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, in mature vintages: Montrachet, La Tâche, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Richebourg, Echézeaux and Grands Echézeaux. Other iconic names in the sale include: Liger-Belair, Coche-Dury, Emmanuel Rouget, Méo-Camuzet, Leroy, Armand Rousseau, Georges Roumier, les Comtes Lafon, Leflaive… You’ll also find more ‘specialist’ names such as the in-demand Arnaud Ente and the most prestigious wines from Louis Latour. Finally, Etienne Sauzet is the unmissable name in the Côte de Beaune.
Mature and ready-to-drink wines
Old vintages abound in this sale, with treasures such as La Tâche 1986 or 2001 from DRC and Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Cros Parantoux 1996 from Emmanuel Rouget. Whites including the Puligny-Montrachet En La Richarde 2006 from Domaine d’Auvenay, Arnaud Ente Meursault 1997 or Comtes Lafon Montrachet 2002 should be drinking perfectly now.
But Burgundy is not just about grands crus: you’ll also find an array of thoroughly affordable wines. The regional appellation wines are an excellent starting point when getting to know Burgundy in general or a particular estate. Get to know Aligoté, a fruity and vibrant grape variety from the region, try the Bourgogne Aligoté from Domaine Jacqueson (€11), that of Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret (€12), Michel Bouzereau et Fils (€13) or Paul Pillot (€14). Bourgogne wines from Nicolas Rossignol, Axel Gambal and Mongeard-Mugneret are well worth trying.
Discount lots and bargains
To try to banish the image of Burgundy as expensive and inaccessible, iDealwine has got a few surprises up its sleeve. Lots of wines are discounted – both Bourgogne génériques and grands crus – and with some bottles, the more bottles bought, the bigger the discount.
Free map of Burgundy
To top it all off, with every regional sale, when you buy 6 or more bottles, you get a free map of the Burgundian winemaking region: it’s time to start collecting!