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White Burgundy

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BOURGOGNE Aligoté 2019 Domaine Gachot-Monot
Excellent value, reliably jolly wine.


MÂCON SOLUTRÉ POUILLY 2020 Domaine Romanin  
The 2020 has now arrived. 


BOURGOGNE CÔTE CHALONNAISE Blanc 2017 Domaine de l'Évêché 
This estate, just south of Mercurey, is run meticulously by Vincent and Sylvie Joussier. Unoaked, but quite rich white burgundy.


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


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.


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 


PETIT CHABLIS 2020 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.


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.


AUXEY-DURESSES "Vieilles Vignes" 2013 Domaine Diconne
A good follow-on to the 2012, and, unsurprisingly, similar in style: 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.


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.


SANTENAY "Le Chainey" 2019 Domaine Claude Nouveau
Impeccably made white burgundy. The flavour reminds me of Meursault, but the price doesn't.


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


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


MEURSAULT "Les Narvaux" 2018 Domaine Diconne
From a vineyard situated above the Premier Cru "Les Genevrières".


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


PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 1er Cru "Les Champs Gains" 2015
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.