Chablis, Burgundy, Beaujolais & Macon
Burgundy’s great wines often come from individual and idiosyncratic growers with small domaines. The mosaic of the good, the bad and the ugly make any selection painstaking and time-consuming. We are lucky to have found –
Domaine Val de Mercy with a range of Chablis and the often-overlooked wines from Irancy, Chitre and Coulanges around Chablis.
From the heart of Burgundy – the famous Cote d’Or – there’s Domaine Fery with wonderfully expressive Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet, Morey St Denis, Gevry Chambertin, Nuits St Georges and Vosne Romanee. Nearby Domaine Ravaut produces fine Corton, Aloxe Corton and Ladoix. In Meursault itself, Michel Caillot makes very long-lasting traditional Meursaults. Where the Cote d’Or starts to peter out in the south, Domaine Chapelle produces precise Santanays and Claudie Jobard creates clear focused Rullys.
Much of the current revival of Beaujolais and the Maconnais has been driven by determined growers who are now producing wines full of individual flavours. We have Domaine St Ennemond’s Beaujolais Villages, Brouilly and Moulin a Vent, Dennis Matray’s elegant Fleurie and Vincent Bresson’s intense mineral range of Macon Solutre, St Veran and Pouilly Fuisses. Right in the south of Beaujolais, Domaine Lachassagne sits high on a chalk hill and makes remarkably expressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that taste as though they had come from the Cote d’Or -but at far better prices.
We have a carefully chosen range of Champagnes from Champagne Pernet and Victor Duntze.
Christophe and Federic Pernet are growers who specialise in elegant Blanc de Blancs Champagnes from Chardonnay with prime vineyard sites in the Cotes du Blancs, just south of Epernay.
Victor Duntze is a negocient making fine Champagnes but unusually he keeps the Champagnes from the different areas and vineyards apart rather than making blends with them. He has Champagnes from the Vallée de la Marne, the Montagne de Reims and a pure Pinot Noir from the Cotes du Bar in the Aube,.