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White Burgundy

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SAINT-VÉRAN 2014 Domaine Chavet
Carefully made, unoaked, fairly soft white burgundy from the south of the region.


BOURGOGNE Aligoté 2014 Domaine Gachot-Monot
Excellent value, reliably jolly wine.


MÂCON SOLUTRÉ POUILLY 2015 Domaine Romanin
Crisp, fresh, clean Mâconnais white.


CHABLIS 2012 Domaine Jean-Marie Naulin
The Naulin family make a delicious, slightly rustic Chablis, which nevertheless displays real Chablis character, and which I personally enjoy drinking.


PETIT CHABLIS 2014 Domaine Denis Pommier
The Pommiers make a delicious Petit Chablis that is more than the equal of many actual Chablis. Perfect as an aperitif and with fish.


BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY "La Chevalière" 2013 Domaine Élise Villiers
Impeccable winemaking, where chaptalisation is only used sparingly, if at all, to give wines of beautiful purity. Faintly floral, with a touch of minerality, this cuvée is entirely vinified in tank, and drinks earlier than "Le Clos".


BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY "Le Clos" 2013 Domaine Élise Villiers
This is more closed, more mineral than the "Chevalière", but will open up with time. Matured in 600 litre demi-muids (large oak barrels), but shows virtually no oak flavours - the wine is matured in this way to round it out, not to add the flavour of oak.


CHABLIS 2014 Domaine Denis Pommier
Fine, elegant Chablis - sleek, but with nice fruit.


Domaine Thevenot-Le Brun
This is from Thevenot-Le Brun's most favoured vineyard, which they own in its entirety (rare in Burgundy). 60% of the wine is fermented in oak barrels, 40% in tank, and is marked by new oak, which adds a judicious seasoning to the flavour. This is delicious!


POUILLY-FUISSÉ "Terroir de Fuissé" 2013 Domaine Romanin
The grapes for this wine come entirely from the commune of Fuissé. Part is matured in tank, and part in oak barrels, resulting in a very discreetly oaked wine. Exemplary Pouilly-Fuissé.


POUILLY-FUISSÉ "Lamure" 2012 Domaine Romanin
This comes from a parcel of old vines in the commune of Solutré, just below the famous rock. It is matured entirely in oak barrels, but none of them are new, resulting in a very discreetly oaked flavour. A lovely vintage for this wine.


SANTENAY "Le Chainey" 2011 Domaine Claude Nouveau
Impeccably made white burgundy - a slightly softer vintage.


SAINT ROMAIN "La Combe Bazin" 2011 Domaine Prunier-Bonheur
Grown-up white burgundy - delicious vintage for this reliably consistent wine.


MEURSAULT "Les Narvaux" 2010 Domaine Jean-Pierre Diconne
This is drinking brilliantly at the moment: rich, mealy, lovely flavour.


MEURSAULT "Les Clous" 2013 Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur
Full, rich, cleverly oaked Meursault.


PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 1er Cru "Les Champs Gains" 2012
Domaine Jean-Charles Fornerot
This is a step up from M. Fornerot's St. Aubin - a richer, but also more fascinating wine - brilliant, classic, old-fashioned white burgundy.