Category: En Primeur

2016 Burgundy En Primeur Chablis

December 14th 2017

chablis-2016

Small but beautiful. The Burgundy en primeur season is almost upon us. It can be easy to overlook the delights of Chablis when news of the Côte d’Or dominates the headlines. But for great white wines with drive, energy and longevity, there are few places to equal this unique region. 2016 was complicated in Chablis for many reasons. These are the some of the emptiest cellars in Burgundy after the region was tormented by frost and hail. Nevertheless, the most dedicated growers have produced wines of breath-taking beauty and charm. The infamous frost of 27th April was particularly costly in…

Burgundy 2016 En Primeur: Louis Jadot

November 23rd 2017

Jadot-cellar

Anticipation is building for the January release of the Burgundy 2016s. The crop might be small, but the quality is high. One of Beaune’s preeminent producers and land owners, Louis Jadot, always release their prices early, so this year it presents a great opportunity to secure yourself some wines from sought after villages like Chambolle Musigny and Nuits St Georges and grands crus such as Echézeaux that may be sadly scarce come the January release.

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 8

November 10th 2017

Patrick-Javillier

Day eight and a big day for us: eight domaines today on our agenda. By 8.30am we were standing with Nathalie Tollot of Tollot Beaut tasting her range. Unfortunately the frost damaged a large chunk of her vines so Natalie has decided to blend the two Savignys and both 1er Cru Beaunes. The star for me was her Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Vercots on the border with Pernand, which showed a bit more volume and intensity than her delicious village Aloxe. These vines were untouched by the frost. We finished on the Corton Bressandes which was harder to taste today…

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