2015 DOMAINE DU GRISY BOURGOGNE, COTES DU AUXERRE $18

I get a lot of dark concentrated berry; cherries, black raspberry, and cranberry jam. There's a vivid dark raspberry to the finish and just the barest hint of gamy barnyard on the mid palate giving the wine an added dimension. The acidity is bright and refreshing, but it's behind that lush, supple fruit and isn't immediately apparent. 

 

2013 DOMAINE HENRI PRUDHON ST.AUBIN 1'ER CRU "ROUGES GEORGES" $37

This wine is produced from two separate parcels: one on a hillside above the hamlet of Gamay and the other from a parcel between Saint Aubin and Chassagne Montrachet. The average age of the vines is 50 years (as of 2011). A classic wine of this sector with compelling notes of animal and wild berries. 

2011 EDMOND CORNU LADOIX "VIEILLE VIGNES" $36

The village of Ladoix borders on the Cote de Nuits and brings the black fruits of that region into a marriage with the red fruits of the Cote de Beaune to make a wonderfully complex and satisfying wine. The vineyards lie at the foot of the hillside of Corton. The vines are quite old, one part of the vineyard having been planted in 1926 and another part being planted in 1960. The Ladoix ?Vieilles Vignes? is aged in small oak for eighteen months with about 10% of the oak being new. 
 

2013 DOMAINE HENRI PRUDHON "LES ARGILLERS"  ST.AUBIN $30

This wine has a brilliant ruby color, a silky palate, and elegant flavors of red fruits. Its finish is long with lingering soft tannins. From an outstanding grower of Chorey-Les-Beaune.

2014 VIGNERONS DE BUXY BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR COTE CHALONNAISE $17

2014 DOMAINE ALAIN GEOFFROY BOURGOGNE  $19

2015 JEAN MARC PILLOT BOURGOGNE "LES GRANDES TERRES" $30

This little red is a favorite of ours for its rustic, wild berry fruit and ebullient palate presence. The vineyard is located south of Chassagne in the town of Remigny. Some of the vines are quite old, approaching the 60-year mark (as of 2012).

2014 DOMAINE SAVARY BOURGOGNE "Epinueil" $20

De-stemmed, fermented in stainless steel.

2015 VIGNERONS DE BUXY MERCUREY $25

2015 FRANCK GIVAUDIN IRANCY $20

Franck Givaudin is the 5th generation of his family to run this vineyard. Irancy is a small sheltered valley up near Chablis in northern Burgundy. All the grapes from Franck Givaudin's estate are organically grown, hand-harvested, and fermented with natural yeast.

We love Burgundy, you love Burgundy - but realistically the great red wines from the Cote de Nuit and Cote de Beaune are usually out of our reach. Don't fret though, we found some real gems that are affordable and downright tasty!