2015 CHATEAU DE RULLY "Molesme" Premier Cru $30
An absolute stunner.
2014 DOMAINE MEIX-FOULOT MERCUREY $35
2014 DOMAINE COILLOT MARSANNAY "Les Charmes aux Pretres $35
2013 DOMAINE DARVIOT-PERRIN MONTHELIE "Les Crays" $32
2015 DOMAINE GRISY BOURGOGNE "Cotes d'Auxerre $18
2015 CAMILLE PACQUET BOURGOGNE $20
Camille Paquet started to take over his parents’ Domain in August 2015, working both in the vines and in the vinification process.The nose displays fine and structured aromas of spices, notes of small red fruits (Morello cherries) and notes of black fruits (blackberries). In the mouth, this Pinot Noir is balanced and elegant, avec a delicate complexity and a great roundness. Delish!
2015 MAISON ROCHE DE BELLENE BOURGOGNE “Vieille Vignes” $23
Domaine de Bellene is a 24-hectare (59 acre) estate, with parcels in the villages of Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Saint-Roman, Santenay, Savigny-les-Beaune, Volnay and Vosne-Romanée. Their focus is on expressive, terroir-driven wines from old vines (35-100+ years old). Domaine de Bellene has what they call a “global” approach to winemaking – one that respects the environment and the terroir. As such, their vineyards have been farmed according to biodynamic practices since 2006 and are now certified BIO. Furthermore, vinification is minimalist in approach — no enzymes, cultured yeasts, chaptalization, or acid adjustments are used, and filtration is avoided. Classic Pinot from Burgundy.
2014 JEAN-MARC PILLOT SANTENAY "Les Champs Claude" $40
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.
2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERTE GIVRY "Vielle Vignes" $35
2102 CHATEAU DE CHAMIREY MERCUREY $25
2014 JEAN-MARC PILLOT CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET "MES VIEILLE VIGNES" $45
2016 RENE GEOFFROY BOURGOGNE $20
fabulous Bourgogne from 25 year old vines-located in Auxerre. Perfect balance between ripe fruit and crisp tannins. This Bourgogne Rouge is the perfect go-to, light-bodied red. Delicate red fruit aromas are balanced by an a fresh herbal note, mineral undertones, and a lingering finish. VALUE!
2016 DOMAINE DE GRISY BOURGOGNE $15
2016 DOMAINE CHEVEAU MACON-CHAINTRE "Les Clous" $23
This single-vineyard site is in the southernmost village (Chaintré) in the Maconnais. The vines are young (of an average age of 10 years as of 2011). After a manual harvest, the grapes are pressed pneumatically and a long, slow, temperature-controlled fermentation occurs in the underground cellars of the domaine. Chapitalisation is avoided except when absolutely necessary. The wine is aged in stainless steel on the fine lees for eight months before undergoing a light filtration at the moment of bottling. The Macon-Chaintré “Le Clos” is consistently marked by notes of citrus fruits (lemon, orange, grapefruit) with a lively acidity, fruit blossom aromas and excellent balance.
2017 DOMAINE DES VELANGES MACON-PRISSE "Les Clous" $19
Lovely juicy, fruit driven Burgundy. On the nose ripe aromas of pear and green apple with hints of white flowers and citrus. The wine is un oaked yet still manages to achieve a wonderful rounded richness, flavors of white pear, grapefruit and lemon grass are kept in check by zesty acidity and subtle mineral notes.
2015 DOMAINE JEAN CHARTON BOURGOGNE "clos de la combe" $23
The 2015 "clos de la combe" Bourgogne is made from 100% Chardonnay aged 8 months. 50% of the cuvée is aged in oak barrels. The other 50% is aged in stainless steel tanks. Richly aromatic exuding aromas of dried fruits and white flowers. The stainless steel tanks bring fruitiness and freshness whereas the oak barrels bring structure and roundness.
2016 BERNARD DEFAIX BOURGOGNE $20
2015 DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON RULLY "montmorin" $25
2016 VRAC MACON $12
2017 CUVEE DELAYE ‘Les Pierres Grises” SAINT-VERAN $20
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!