In this 100% Burgundy Pinot Noir sale, the emphasis is on delicacy and refinement. On offer are nearly 500 wines, with lots of new releases as the latest vintages emerge, but also a number of brand-new estates we’ve just added to our books. As always, our aim is to provide something for every budget with plenty of very affordable lots – yes, that’s possible even in Burgundy!
iDealwine and Burgundy have long enjoyed a warm relationship, making Burgundy the best-represented region in our fixed-price domaine wine sales. That’s why you’ll find such a wide range of its wines on our site. The Revue du vin de France periodical (in its November 2016 issue) even went so far as to award iDealwine a podium spot among the best Burgundy wine sale sites, giving us a 17/20 ranking. This sale, dedicated entirely to the reds of Burgundy, is a testimony to the efforts we put into proving we’re as good as our reputation. Lovers of white wines will be pleased to hear that our next fixed-price sale will focus on Burgundy’s best Chardonnays.
There are plenty of new arrivals in this sale, starting with vintages from some domaines which we’re selling for the first time: mostly from 2014, but with the occasional 2015 too. A pair of sublime years, in other words!
The crème de la crème from Burgundy
Of course, you’ll find all of Burgundy’s most prestigious names here, headed up by domaines such as Comte Georges de Vogüé, Leroy and Dugat-Py.
All the appellations of the Côte de Nuits are represented too. From Gevrey-Chambertin, names like Dugat-Py, Alex Gambal and Bruno Clair obviously inspire total confidence. From Chambolle-Musigny, you’ll find Musigny Grand Cru and the Les Amoureuses Premier Cru from the Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – no less! -, but also Bonnes-Mares from Groffier and Bruno Clair. And from Morey-Saint-Denis, we have – believe it or not – the Grand Cru from the Clos de Tart. Vosne-Romanée brings us a mouth-watering choice between a Richebourg from the Domaine A-F Gros or a Romanée-Saint-Vivant from Arnoux-Lachaux. That is, unless you opt for a Vosne-Romanée from Les Malconsorts – Cuvée Christiane from the Domaine de Montille, or even the Aux Brûlées from Méo-Camuzet. For the first time, we can offer you Bichot’s wines in their 2014 vintage, as well as wines from Bruno Clavelier, one of our favourite (biodynamic) producers. From Nuits-Saint-Georges, we simply have to recommend the Aux Allots 2009 from the Domaine Leroy in the strongest terms: it was tasted by the iDealwine team just over a year ago, and left an unforgettable impression on us all.
Burgundy reds at low prices:
Here at iDealwine, it’s true that we enjoy our grands vins… but we also love bargain wines, great finds and little hidden gems. So we’ve put together a house selection for you: more than 130 examples at under 40 euros, offering the best value for money in Burgundy!
You won’t be surprised to hear that the most affordable prices in this 100% Pinot Noir sale come from the Côte Chalonnaise. The Rullys from Claudie Jobard and Jacqueson are absolutely unmissable – as are the examples from Dureuil-Janthial, for which we have a particular soft spot. The Givrys, for their part, are living up to their reputation for unbeatable value for money. Try examples from the Domaine de la Ferté and Joblot – now available in its brand-new 2015 vintage – or Château de Chamirey (2014), and you’ll quickly be convinced. From Mercurey, we recommend – if any recommendation were needed – the Domaine A & P de Villaine. As its name suggests, the domaine is owned by Aubert de Villaine, the owner of the Domaine de La Romanée-Conti, and his wife Pamela. We have the latest vintages of their wine. Over in Chablis, too, we’ve unearthed a number of treasures, with Irancys from Colinot, which we’ve told you about in the past.
However, the Côte de Beaune also has some genuinely attractive bargains on offer, particularly among the communal and regional appellations. At the low end of the price scale, Sylvie Boyer is offering Monthélies at 15€. We should also mention the Santenays from Françoise and Denis Clair, Lucien Muzard, Bruno Colin, Pierre-Yves Colin Morey et Fils and from Marc Colin & Fils: growers who all produce excellent, affordable wines. In Aloxe-Corton, we’re keeping a keen eye on the Domaine Pavelot; and in Auxey-Duresses, you’ll find wines from Comte Armand at less than 30€. Beaunes from the Domaine des Croix are on our list of special favourites, and can make the perfect introduction to this appellation, or even to Burgundy in general. May we also draw your attention to the latest name to join our network: the Domaine Joseph Voillot in Volnay and Pommard, with its reputation for astonishing refinement and balance.
Lastly, in the Côte de Nuits, bargain wines are naturally a little thinner on the ground, but we’ve unearthed one or two anyway! The Côtes de Nuits Vieilles Vignes 2012 from Dominique Laurent is eminently affordable (16€) and, of course, delicious, as is its counterpart from Albert Bichot, or the Hautes Côtes de Nuits from Geantet-Pansiot and Jayer-Gilles. There are some lovely surprises among the Marsannays, too, and we can highly recommend the offerings from René Bouvier, Geantet-Pansiot and Bruno Clair. In Nuits-Saint-Georges, famed for its distinctively tannic yet refined wines (a prominent characteristic in Burgundy), there are also deals to be had, especially from Robert Chevillonn, l’Arlot, Lécheneaut and the Domaine des Perdrix. Lastly, take a look at Fixin, where Méo-Camuzet and Frédéric Magnien are producing wines well worthy of your attention. And here at iDealwine, we’ve also got our sights set on a Gevrey-Chambertin from René Bouvier, at under 30€.
So if you’re looking for great Burgundy wines that won’t break the bank – or indeed, if you’re stocking a new cellar – look no further!
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