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White Burgundy

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


MÂCON SOLUTRÉ POUILLY 2017 Domaine Romanin
Crisp, fresh, clean Mâconnais white.


BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY "La Chevalière" 2012 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" 2012 Domaine Élise Villiers
This is more mineral than the "Chevalière", less floral. 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.


SAINT-VÉRAN 2016 Domaine Chavet
Carefully made, unoaked, fairly soft white burgundy from the south of the region.


CHABLIS 2013 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 2015 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.


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


POUILLY-FUISSÉ "Terroir de Fuissé" 2014 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" 2013 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. The 2013 vintage looked unpromising at first, but the wines have turned out surprisingly well, particularly for white burgundy.


SANTENAY "Le Chainey" 2012 Domaine Claude Nouveau
Impeccably made white burgundy - a fuller flavoured, riper vintage than the preceding one.


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 vintage, 2015, has an extra dimension of richness.


SAINT ROMAIN "La Combe Bazin" 2012 Domaine Prunier-Bonheur
Grown-up white burgundy - another delicious vintage for this reliably consistent wine.


SAINT AUBIN 1er Cru "Murgers des Dents de Chien" 2013
Domaine Jean-Charles Fornerot
Old-fashioned white burgundy, lightly oaked, with real character.


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.