WHAT’S NEW AND WHERE TO LOOK?
Historically Burgundy’s reputation has revolved around the famous locations: from Chablis, to Meursault and Puligny Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune, from Volnay or Pommard south of Beaune to Vosne Romanée or Gevrey Chambertin north of Nuits St Georges. However as both its reputation and worldwide demand hit previously unseen levels, availability becomes ever more difficult, and prices for many are now out of reach.
With these pressures, new opportunities have arisen. As buyers we have broadened our nets and sought new, exciting, up-and-coming locations. The combination of price and climate change means formerly overlooked villages are becoming prime sources for high-quality wine at attractive prices. Despite the size of the 2021 crop, opportunities still exist, and we have used this vintage to develop our already extensive range further.
Château de Marsannay
North of Gevrey Chambertin the village of Marsannay is not a novelty to Goedhuis customers. We introduced Cyril Audoin’s brilliant wines back in the 2012 vintage. Today Marsannay is fast being considered equal in quality to many of the revered appellations lying further south in the Côtes and no longer just a source for fine rosé. In 2021, we are delighted to strengthen our position within this fine village with the excellent wines of Ch de Marsannay. This estate is not only a source of great Marsannay but has the added advantage of some wonderful parcels in Gevrey Chambertin and Clos de Vougeot!
Domaine François Legros
Sisters Charlotte and Laure Legros have recently succeeded their father François in managing this beautifully positioned domaine with 6.5 hectares throughout the Côte de Nuits. Their focus is in Nuits St Georges, but their vineyards spread northwards to Chambolle Musigny and Morey St Denis. This is an exciting addition encompassing some great Pinot Noir terroir.
Nuits St Georges is a well-established headline appellation, and home to a star amongst our new signings, Domaine Truchetet based in Premeaux Prissey. What is exciting is that they also have La Montagne, a vineyard up in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits which shows this appellation’s great potential. Once regarded as a high-risk vineyard area susceptible to both frost and poor ripening, today it is becoming a highly prized source of value land and high-quality Pinot Noir. What better endorsement can there be than two Vosne Romanée greats, Sebastien Cathiard and Mathias Gros, both investing in the appellation?
Domaine Rollin Père et Fils
Further south in the Côte de Beaune there are similarly exciting developments. Pernand Vergelesses, whilst home to half of the hillside of Corton Charlemagne, has long been overlooked for the quality of its own white wines. In 2017 we were delighted to introduce the wines of Vincent Rapet, now joined by his son Robin for the 2021 vintage. Such is our confidence in this exciting appellation, that we have further strengthened our selection with the introduction of Domaine Rollin, a fourth generation family-run domaine with 14 hectares of vines.
Château de Meursault
Ch de Meursault is a very historical estate, with its large Cistercian cellars showing origins back to the 12th century. The domaine has 65 ha of great Cote de Nuits vineyards, with an array of Climats. Recently accredited organic in 2019 and run by the charismatic Stephane Follin-Arbelet, we have been very impressed by the direction he has taken the estate in recent years and naturally excited by their strength of great vineyard locations.
The Goedhuis 2021 Hit list of
New and Upcoming Domaines
Côte de Nuits
Ch de Marsannay, Marsannay
Domaine Francois Legros, Nuits St Georges
Domaine Truchetet, Nuits St Georges
Côte de Beaune
Domaine Rollin, Pernand Vergelesses
Ch de Meursault, Meursault
Domaine Justin Girardin, Santenay
Domaine Elodie Roy, Cheilly Les Maranges
Domaine Vincent Charton, Mercurey
Domaine Tupinier Bautista, Mercurey
Domaine Dominique Cornin, Chaintré
Domaine des Crais, St Veran