En Primeur | Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2019

One of the most charming and beautiful estates in the Côte d’Or. Claude de Nicolay and her brother François oversee this exquisite Savigny lès Beaune property with a committed passion for biodynamic farming. They are proud to have been biodynamically certified by Demeter since 2011 and do most vineyard work by horse rather than tractor. The domaine’s low intervention approach allows the terroir to speak for itself. This can mean that their wines are a little shy in youth, but with age they evolve to be some of the very finest in the Côtes.

The superb September conditions in 2019 allowed the team at Chandon de Briailles to take their time over the harvest. They only picked in the morning when cooler temperatures preserved the grapes’ natural brightness and freshness. Harvest therefore took place over a longer period, from 6th September through to 20th September. Equally important, according to Claude, was the superb condition of the stalks this year: they included 80% whole bunches in their fermentations. A landmark vintage for the domaine.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses Chandon de Briailles

12x75cl 10+ £495.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    A high proportion of whole cluster vinification gives a tell-tale scent of appealing fresh wild alpine strawberries. Charming and harmonious, rich, full fruit flavours unfold on the palate, underpinned by firm grainy tannins. Great drive and energy on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru was more muted on the nose, dark berry fruit mingling with autumn leaves and earthy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. This has more substance than the preceding Savigny Les Lavières, and more grip, with subtle mushroom notes combining with red fruit on the finish. This should drink well over the next 10–12 years. Drink 2023 - 2033

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    Not yet racked. Rich purple colour and significant weight to the nose, some liquorice touches to add to the dark raspberry, there’s a genuine mineral fresh touch to this over and above the acidity. Very good. All whole bunch except a few young vines. 4 stars

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2019

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses Chandon de Briailles

12x75cl 10+ £370.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 89-92

    Not yet racked. The vineyard is on the edge of three communes (Pernand, Aloxe, Savigny) with red clay, limestone and marl. The nose is all Pernand , but there is a bit more weight to it. Purple in colour and in the nature of the dark raspberry fruit. Gorgeous texture, still fully ripe , but this is in no way cloying. Open for business early and very agreeable, plus persistent too. 4 stars

2019

Savigny lès Beaune Aux Fournaux Chandon de Briailles

12x75cl 3 £325.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    A very smart village cuvée comprised of 65% Premier Cru Fournaux and 35% village lieu dit Fournaux. Normally quite an accessible style, with bright red fruit, beautiful purity and freshness.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 86-88

    The 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Fourneaux is a blend of Premier and Village Cru vines and therefore declassified as the latter. The fragrant bouquet of lifted raspberry and wild strawberry scents is attractive and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with a tart entry, quite tight but fresh. Village Cru is probably the correct level, as this does not possess the length and depth of a higher ranking. Drink 2022 - 2030

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 20201,
    Score: 90

    This is a blend of village and 1er cru components, a decision taken as from the 2018 vintage. Bottled in September: Early harvest, early malolactic, so why not? There is a total explosion of lively cherry and strawberry fruit from the semi carbonic maceration. Very elegant, with enough acidity, decent length, excellent in its style, easy to approach early. 4 stars

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Pricing

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  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.