This is also very fresh and bright with pretty aromas of pear, citrus and white flowers that introduce admirably concentrated and seductively textured flavors that are unusually powerful for a Bourgogne, all wrapped in a lingering finish that, like the Aligoté, offers excellent depth. This is a terrific Bourgogne and it would make for a first-rate house white. Drink 2014+
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.