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White Burgundy

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BOURGOGNE Aligoté 2018 Domaine Gachot-Monot
Excellent value, reliably jolly wine.

  £12.50

MÂCON SOLUTRÉ POUILLY 2019 Domaine Romanin
2019 was a riper vintage than 2018, and this is richer and rounder than its predecessor. In this vintage it is definitely a wine to have with food. 

  £12.50

BOURGOGNE CÔTE CHALONNAISE Blanc 2016 Domaine de l'Évêché 
This estate, just south of Mercurey, is run meticulously by Vincent and Sylvie Joussier. Unoaked, but quite rich white burgundy.

  £13.95

SAINT-VÉRAN 2018 Domaine Chavet
Carefully made, unoaked, fairly soft white burgundy from the south of the region.

  £13.95

CHABLIS 2018 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.

  £14.50

BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY 2016 Domaine Élise Villiers
Normally Mme. Villiers makes two cuvées, "Le Clos" and "La Chevalière", but there was a very short harvest in 2016, and so she only made one cuvée. The wine is matured in demi-muids (500-litre barrels) before bottling. This rounds the wine out, without imparting any noticeable oak flavours. The style is reminiscent of Chablis, but a little bit riper, being slightly further south. 

2018 also available - back to the two cuvées, "le Clos" and "La Chevalière", price £15.60 

  £14.95

PETIT CHABLIS 2018 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.

  £16.50

POUILLY-FUISSÉ "Lamure" 2018 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.

  £17.50

AUXEY-DURESSES "Vieilles Vignes" 2012 Domaine Diconne
This is still vigorous and fresh - it has a touch of saltiness about it, making it definitely a food wine, when the true beauty of its flavour emerges.

  £17.95

SANTENAY "Le Chainey" 2018 Domaine Claude Nouveau
Impeccably made white burgundy. More full-bodied than the 2016, and seriously scrumptious. 

2019 also available @ £21.00

  £19.95

BOURGOGNE HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS "Clos du Vignon" 2017
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.

  £19.95

SAINT ROMAIN "La Combe Bazin" 2015 Domaine Prunier-Bonheur
Grown-up white burgundy - another delicious vintage for this reliably consistent wine.

  £22.50

SAINT AUBIN 1er Cru "Murgers des Dents de Chien" 2015
Domaine Jean-Charles Fornerot
Old-fashioned white burgundy, lightly oaked, with real character.

  £26.50

MEURSAULT "Les Narvaux" 2016 Domaine Diconne
From a vineyard situated above the Premier Cru "Les Genevrières", this displays an exhilarating tension between fruit, minerality and acidity.

  £29.50

MEURSAULT "Les Clous" 2018 Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur
Full, rich, cleverly oaked Meursault.

  £39.95

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 1er Cru "Les Champs Gains" 2014
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.

  £39.95