This week we have a little mixed pack of 3 white and 3 red wines all from the holy land of Burgundy. The 4 main grape varietals are Chardonnay, Aligote, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir. We often compare Burgundy to classical music- it’s elegant and quiet with an overwhelming stimulation of the senses. These bottles are a “gateway” into this Burgundian tradition, we are here to give you better orientation in the world of rules, classification and single vineyard chaos.
Your 6 pack will include one bottle of each of these delicious wines:
2018 Moreau Naudet – Chablis Les Pargues Vieilles Vignes, Chardonnay
You want a full-bodied white wine, but don’t like rich oak flavours? Stop searching and start sipping Chablis. Lots of lemon pith, white grapefruit on the nose, mouth-watering acidity gives tension…more please!
2020 Domaine Collotte – Bourgogne Aligote
A stellar entry level Burgundian Aligote. Lots of pear, white stone fruits and ginger quince. A more modern version and great for beginners.
2018 Anne Gros – Bourgogne Blanc, Chardonnay
A rich white, with honeyed aromas of peaches and pear, the acidity keeps it from being heavy and clumpsy. On the nose fresh butter and toasted hazelnuts and vanilla spice from the barrel aging.
2018 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot – Bourgogne Rouge, Pinot Noir
Red and black berries on the nose, the palate is medium bodied with slighty coarse tannins with a bitter cherry pit finish.
2016 Domaine Faiveley – Bourgogne Rouge, Pinot Noir
What a pretty, femine style of Pinot Noir. Red raspberries, red cherries and a super soft tannin structure. On the back palate there a hints of dried earthy mushrooms.
2019 Grange Cochard – Cote du Py Morgon, Gamay Noir
Gamay is like the evil twin brother of Pinot Noir. Both varietals share a lot in common, light in colour and body. Elegant and subtle, but Gamay is a screamer. The smell jumps out of the glass and is more expressive. Like I always say Gamay is party aninmal in liquid form.