Domaine de Melandes grows Chardonnay on just 29 hectares of land in Chablis. Family-run and certified organic, this winery was one of our favorite discoveries this year. This Chablis is racy, mineral-driven, nuanced, and complex. An absolutely delicious textbook expression of Chardonnay from this region.
Looking for something refreshing and dry? This bottle is for you. This Petit Chablis is a stunning example of what Chardonnay can be! Sourced from higher slopes around the outskirts of the Chablis appellation, this wine has very bright acidity and zesty citrus notes.
A staple at the shop and hands-down one of the best values in Burgundy that you are likely to find. Jean-Jaques Robert is a staunch defender of his terroir and translates the beauty of his vineyards microclimates with the finesse of a master painter. Often compared to the greater wines of the Cote de Beaune but at a fraction of the price. This wine is truly not to be missed.
Winemaker Rafael Tirado is making some wines that we can get behind, and at a great price. Using Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon, this lightweight wine is refreshing with stunning acidity, crisp orchard fruits, and white flowers. Bring this bottle to your friends dinner party as an aperitif and enjoy!
This stunning Bourgogne Blanc is natural white Burgundy at its finest. From the cellar of one of Burgundy's rising stars, Valentin Montanet, this mineral-driven Chardonnay will give your favorite Chablis a run for its money. Delicious with cheeses of all kinds, it's the perfect summer sipper with a little extra.
Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Blanc Clos des Vignes Rondes 2017
Côte Chalonnaise winemaker François Lumpp may just be the biggest hidden gem in all of Burgundy. his wines are seriously pleasureable from the get-go, and offer incredible value relative to the rest of the region. This Chardonnay is from his oldest vines, striking the balance between weight and elegance.
One of the very best values in Cali Chardonnays. Presqu’ile is a project sustainably producing elegant expressions of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from cool-climate sites. The results are true to their California roots, with fruit & richness at the forefront & with gorgeous minerality & freshness below.
If you served me a glass of this stunning, mineral Chardonnay blind, I’d confidently call high-class Meursault or Puligny in a second. But no, for half the price, this creamy, fresh white is brimming with minerals, lemon curd, and white floral notes. Pair with roast fish, poached lobster, or stinky cheese.
It’s easy to see what Francois’s wines are considered to be a staple of some of the best wine lists in France. Powerful and refined, these wines can stand in the cellar with some of the best of Beaune, and yet be ready for that butter-poached lobster tonight.
Do not pass up this supreme value in top-tier White Burgundy. Jean-Marc exclusively works terroir that is considered “lesser” than those in Puligny & Meursault, but is considered by many to be one of the best winegrowers in Burgundy. This Montagny Blanc will make you a believer. Enjoy with roast chicken.
Presqu'ile Santa Maria Chardonnay Presqu'ile Vineyard 2018
100% of the Chardonnay grapes used for this cuvée came from their estate vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, reflective of the mineral-laced sandy soils they’re grown on. This bottle carries an old-world sense of balance & tension, with the aromatic & textural profile that we know & love from Presqu’ile.
This bright and energetic blend of Vermentino and Chardonnay is poised to shake up your white wine regimen. On the nose, expect sea-kissed lemon rind and ripe pineapple. On the palate, it is crisp, dry, and seriously refreshing. Cue up the seafood: fish, scallops, anything in a shell. It’s going to pop when paired with this wine.
A name that is synonymous with quality in Chablis. Lavantureux grows these grapes upon Kimmeridgian soil rich with limestone and oyster shells. The terroir really shines through, and helps to shape this wine. Well crafted and mineral driven with hints of fresh green apple, vanilla, and apricot.
Now here is the real deal. I've had many independently fantastic winemakers in Burgundy refer to Jean-Marc as one of the best winegrowers in all of Burgundy. Attention to detail is extreme here, with serious care given to harvesting the highest quality of fruit. Sourced from a small parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Marc nails the balance between precision and decadence in his whites. This superb 2018 gives up notes of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, and oyster shell. Pair this up with a roast chicken. Trust me.
Olivier Merlin and his crew treat the vines as individuals; each one having its purpose in the final product. His respect for the plant shows in his wines, creating an energetic Chardonnay, even in its youth. Summer risotto with peas, tinned fish, or creamy cheese would pair delightfully.
Domaine Larue strikes a balance in producing modern wines that also draw on their family’s 75 years of experience in winemaking. Direct & consistent - expect a powerful wine that expresses the unique & beautiful style of Saint-Aubin. You’ll want to drink this with pasta, cured meat & soft cheeses.
Régis Bouvier bottles some of the flat-out best values in Red Burgundy. His Clos du Roy is sourced from old vines in one of the village’s best sites, aged in barrel for over a year. It is round and complex, yet with a floral elegance about it that reminds us why we love Burgundy.
Jobard Saint Aubin Sur Le Sentier du Clou 1er Cru 2017
Another enthralling Chardonnay, Jobard is moving slightly south to the quaint village of Saint Aubin. Like all of his wines, it’s aged on its lees which give it a fuller bodied mouthfeel and balances the crisp acidity. Pair with some rich seafood scampi or triple cream cheese, this wine is sure to be a hit!
Jean-Marc Vincent may farm some of the Côte d’Or’s more humble vineyards, but make no mistake, he is one of the top tier winemakers in Burgundy, bar none. You might mistake his stunning Auxey Duresses for Premier Cru Meursault as we often do. It is top tier Burgundian juice with flair and class that usually demand twice the price as this gem.
The official appellation at the domaine is Bourgogne AOC, but the Domaine de la Cras is the sole producer allowed to use the designation Coteaux de Dijon. Winemaker Marc Soyard was chosen for his affinity towards hands-off winemaking and ability to make incredible complex, mineral-driven wines.
Larue Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents du Chien 2018
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.
Rhys Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard 2017
Horseshoe Vineyard lies on a ridge of sedimentary shale that has made its way to surface over the millenia. This lightweight, brittle rust-mottled soil provides for low vigor and outstanding drainage for the vines. This results in this incredibly concentrated Pinot Noir.
These biodynamically-farmed vines date back to 1975, producing an enchanting wine filled with aromas of linden blossoms, Meyer lemon peel, and a bit of dusty chalk. This will drink fabulously with roast chicken tonight, or hide it away for a few years and it will only get better.
Antoine Jobard is nothing if not consistent. His wines are always elegant, timeless, and concentrated. This Bourgogne Blanc, although it is his ‘entry level’ bottling, is exactly that. 100% Chardonnay from clay and limestone soils around Meursault makes for an incredible value.
Producing utterly satisfying Chardonnay out of the Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile never fails to disappoint in their delivery. This cuvée is both complex & poised, yet vivacious at the same time. Creamy in texture, with a buttery-vanilla richness, it has no shortage of ripe lemon citrus & pairs perfectly with salmon.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.