Focus | Established names and rising stars of Burgundy, just under 200 domains in the spotlight

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This week, we’re shining the spotlight on the finest wines that Burgundy has to offer: well-known stars and undiscovered gems alike, this inexhaustible selection has all you could possibly wish for, with many great value-for-money bottles. Calling all fans of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay!

Among the new additions reserved for this celebration of all things Burgundy, you will find new vintages, new wines and also a new domain: Nicolas Rossignol. This reference of the Côte de Beaune was created in the 1990s and has since made a very good name for itself. Although it is without certification, the vineyard is cultivated as cleanly as possible, without the addition of chemical inputs. Rossignol manages his farm with inspiration from biodynamics, for instance following the lunar calendar, and vinifications are carried out with natural yeasts and with neither fining nor filtration. The wines are delicious, generous and full-bodied, with an ever-so-slightly discernible élevage.

Well-known signatures – new vintages        

Situated in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart is undeniably one of the iconic names of Burgundy and the 2016 vintage is a must-have. Although Domain Rapet is well and truly a reference point in the Côte de Nuits, its prices have stayed very affordable, as the 2016 and 2017 vintages show. The same goes for Gantet-Posiot, including for the 2017 vintage. An unmissable signature in Chambertin and Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Trapet is available in the 2016 vintage; we can’t recommend these sumptuous biodynamic wines enough.

Rising stars – new vintages

There are oh-so many! We particularly recommend David Croix’s superb Domaine des Croix in the Côte de Beaune, who produces wines of incomparable finesse (2016), or in the same region, domain Follin Arbelet and his wonderful terroir-driven wines (2016); in the Mâconnais, try domain Frantz Chagnoleau’s organic wines (2017) or those from Domain Valette (2015 and 2016 – this domain’s élevages are longer), which are also natural wines. In the appellations Bouzeron and Rully, you will find a domain on the rise, whose name is one of the most famous in the wine world; it is of course Domain A&P de Villaine, owned by Aubert de Villaine of DRC (2017). The appellation of Rully is truly thriving, and we are proud to present you with the 2016 vintage from one of the motors behind this growing notoriety: Domain Dureuil-Janthial and his deliciously fruity, organic wines with silky smooth tannins. The French wine guide RVF in fact named Vincent Dureuil-Janthial vigneron of the year in 2018 and we couldn’t agree more!

Your favourite wines

In addition to these new arrivals, our selection of longstanding favourites are also included in this sale, with rising stars (Sylvain Pataille, Pattes Loup, Bruno Clair, Fanny Sabre…), established signatures (Dugat-Py, Ponsot, Etienne Sauzet, Liger-Belair, Groffier…), and great houses with whom we are very happy to work, and the quality and regularity of whose wines always impresses us (Louis Latour, Albert Bichot…).

 

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