Domaine Larue strikes a magical balance of producing wine in a modern style, while drawing on their family’s 75 years of experience in winemaking. Their wine is direct, consistent & major value from Burgundy & their ‘En Remilly’ is no different. It’s toasty, creamy & downright beautiful.
Well-positioned in the southern stretches of the Côte de Beaune, the wines of Santenay are increasingly celebrated for their full, rich & firm Pinot. This traditionally vinified Burgundy is harvested from 45-year-old vines. Value seekers, take note! Chicken liver mousse & a hearty French loaf, anyone?
Henri Gouges, along with Marquis D’Angerville, were some of the first producers to demand estate bottling after a series of fraud. This Villages wine is fresher than some of his other pinots, but still has notes of black cherries, earth, & integrated tannins. Enjoy in a few years to get the most out of this bottle.
Kermit Lynch describes the collection of premier cru & old-vine vineyards held by the Chevillon brothers as something that would make any Pinot Noir growers jealous. Their Bourgogne is incredibly elegant, full & well structured. It boasts notes of ripe red & black fruit with a gorgeous rusticity.
This wine was produced from grapes harvested from just one parcel of land at Domaine des Croix, planted over 30 years ago. Needless to say, this is a finely tuned, thoughtful red burgundy. Just like the long-underrated appellation of Beaune, winemaker David Croix is humbly and consistently producing top-tier wines, and this is no exception.
The village of Beaune produces some of the Côte de Beaune’s most enticing and inviting reds, and yet the city’s wines fly under the radar. Dominique Lafon’s ‘Vignes Franches’ is bold, bracing, and elegant. Bursting with notes of black currant, earth, and spice, drink this today or forget it in the cellar.
Maison MC Thiriet is one of the most-talked negociant producers not only in Burgundy, but in all of Europe. 2016 marked their first vintage, and the quality and precision of their wine continues to impress. Their Vezelay Chardonnay has a pristine chalk-laden profile that echoes the great Chablis of Raveneau.
Importer and wine industry icon Becky Wasserman describes David Croix’s wines as “quiet,” but they are anything but boring-- you just have to listen closely. Understated and elegant, this pinot noir from Beaune is a classic red Burgundy that reveals itself to you with each sip.
Blagny is often characterized by richness and this example is no exception. It is a full wine, with depth and structure, allowing it to age for quite a while. The wine is bone dry, yet exudes a honeycomb aroma, that when combined with the stony minerality in the glass, creates something of perfect harmony.
The palate on this remarkable 1er cru bottle is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, hints of Moroccan spice and leather, with lovely cohesion, depth of flavor, and just a hint of dark chocolate toward the finish. Delicious tonight and delicious for the future!
Sustainably produced, this bottle is incredibly detailed and precise. Bruno Colin is one of our favorite producers - he is fond of the classics. This wine is delicious now, but also has serious ageability. Notes of citrus and figs. Enjoy with grilled fish and green salsa.
Pinot Noir was regarded as the star of Saint-Aubin, but the Larue family has changed the narrative. This youthful Chardonnay is elegant and refined. The limestone soils of the region lend sharp mineral notes that are perfectly balanced with notes of orchard fruit and hazelnuts.
Robert Chevillon Nuits Saint Georges Blanc VV 2017
Genevrières is a magical little vineyard within Meursault. It produces wines of opulence, with exotic, lush fruit character, spicier than neighboring vineyards. This famed vineyard site is in the best of hands here with winemaker Antoine Jobard.
Years ago one of Burgundy’s most renowned winemakers, Aubert de Villaine of DRC, made the region of Bouzeron famous. He established it as an AOC putting the spotlight on Burgundy’s other white grape: aligoté. This lovely wine is bright with aromas of Meyer lemons, white peach, and sea spray.
Francine and Olivier Savary are Chablis masterminds, farming just one appellation of Pinot Noir— Bourgogne Epineuil. Their Chablis is bright, crisp, and mineral, and those same feelings translate to this bottling of Pinot Noir. Chill this one down and enjoy it on a warm, summer day.
Larue Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents du Chien 2019
Domaine Larue continues to produce some of our favorite wines from the Saint Aubin region of Burgundy, delivering quality we can count on again and again. The grapes in this premier cru were grown in Domaine Larue’s most prized vineyard, so you can expect a special experience in this classic chardonnay.
Dominique Lafon needs no introduction as the innovative winemaker responsible for turning his family’s estate in Meursault into one of the most sought-after labels in the world. The quality of Meursault Chardonnay is hard to rival & this wine is no different with a magical balance of smoothness, minerality & tension.
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