Next to the famous Clos des Mouches, in the middle of the hillside, our Aigrots are oriented to the East. This climat, with stony ground and rich in silt and clay, produces rich white wines with mineral tones (25 acres). "There is still a bit of residual post-bottling sulfur present that pushes the citrusy white-fleshed fruit aromas to the background. Otherwise there is excellent intensity to the slightly more voluminous flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the clean, dry and sneaky long finish. Note that this could easily be enjoyed young or cellared for a few years in the hopes that more depth will gradually develop." BH 90
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru la Bataillère aux Vergelesses – White – Monopole Extending over 0.67 hectares (0.15 acres), this Chardonnay’s plot facing south/south-east is new in the domaine (The vines were planted in 2013). Its soil is composed mainly of limestone and sand. Named after a previous owner, Mr. Bataille, the vineyard lies next to the road from Beaune to Vergy (thus “Vergelesses” or, in 830, “Vergelosses”). 2018 is the second vintage of this white wine, with an expressive smell of exotic fruits, followed by a nice and fresh taste, with just enough body to be perfect. It will deliciously fit with your fish papillotes...
Wine Advocate 91 points. A blend of 45% Clairette, 35% Grenache Blanc and 20% Bourboulenc, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is mostly tank-fermented and aged (20% goes into barrels). It's full-bodied and plush, with fruit that consists of tangerines, limes and white peaches. Big up front, it gradually narrows to a tight, crisp finish. JC Aug 2019.
New release. Indicative blend 45% Clairette, 35% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc.
WS 94-97 WA 94-96 Drink 2019 - 2040 The 2015 Coutet... has a fragrant bouquet with acacia honey, citrus scents and a touch of melted butter, all very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive purity, those limestone soils imparting the acidity that defined this Barsac, and lending great precision and tension on the live-wire finish. This is a wonderful Coutet that feels energetic - a compressed spring coil that will drink earlier than the likes of Climens or de Fargues, but has the DNA to age gracefully over 25-30 years.NM Apr 2016. #3 Wine Spectator Top 100 for the 2014 vintage in 2017
In the vineyard... Of a rather high altitude (275 to 285 m) and steeply sloped, this plot of 37 ares, on calcareous and very stony ground, has a very hard limestone base which gives to the Pinot Blanc its rich and sharp character. Planted in 1992, the typicity of this very particular wine assert itself year after year. In the glass... Pinot Blanc is an vine indigenous to Burgundy, although mainly grown now in Alsace. After wine making and 12 months breeding in 40% new oak barrels, it gives a mineral and fruity wine, with pear notes, exotic fruits and much mouth feel. Balanced particularly well, it promises to age beneficially. At the...
Guide Bettane 16.5 points. Winery Notes: Powerful and Rich, Bougros is a very generous and expressive Grand Cru Vintage 2017. Tasting Note Bougros is a very expressive Grand Cru. The situation of the parcel with a great sun exposure explain this concentration. We can find ripe fruit flavors, and a long intensity. Food Pairings : This Grand Cru will be perfect with meat in “sauce”, big sea food, mountain cheese. Parcels of Grands Cru overlooks the town of Chablis. Bougros is the first Grand Cru at the north. It is facing south / south west. In 2017, 100% of the winemaking and aging was in french oak barrels, 20% of new oak. Bottling at...
Guide Bettane 17 points. Winery Notes: The nose of this Grand Cru is full and rich. There is a great balance with fruity aromas, almost exotic notes. The end is very, long and shows grilled notes and flavours of vanilla. Food Pairings : Foie Gras, Scallops, Scampi or Fowl cooked with herbs and wine. Parcels of Grands Cru overlooks the town of Chablis. Our Vaudésir is facing south that bring a very high power to the wine. Vaudésir 2017 is 100% aged in french oak barrels with 20% new oak We are looking for the right winemaking to balance this power with the high minerality coming from the very deep limestone soil. Bottling at the Domaine. #GC
Rich and Fruity, full of minerality with excellent balance. This domain is a benchmark reference for the Chablis Appellation. This estate has been in the hands of the Lavantureux family for 4 generations and covers a total of 20 hectares. It is now run by the latest generation of 2 sons. Arnaud is in charge of vineyards and winemaking, David of sales, communication and marketing. They have made an immediate impact, as judged by their peers in the region: Winner of Trophy “Young Talent of Burgundy” 2016 and 2017.
Guide Bettane 15.5 points. From 0.9 hectares of vineyards over 60 years old, this wine offers richness and complexity. 60% aged in 3 to 5 year old barrels and 40% in stainless steel. 2016 vintage was smaller due to hailstorms but the quality was excellent with rich, ripe fruit received across all appellations. This estate has been in the hands of the Lavantureux family for 4 generations and covers a total of 20 hectares. It is now run by the latest generation of 2 sons. Arnaud is in charge of vineyards and winemaking, David of sales, communication and marketing. They have made an immediate impact, as judged by their peers in the region:...
Alan Meadows: "A distinctly cool and restrained nose somewhat grudgingly offers up notes of dried orchard fruit, oyster shell, citrus and a suggestion of iodine. The more tightly wound and mineral-driven flavors possess a bit more size and weight along with much better power on the sappy, concentrated and impressively intense and persistent finish. This too is really very good and worth considering." 93/100 The Grenouille or "Frog" is the flagship wine of the estate. This grand cru is hand harvested from vines older than 50 years, their roots deep in soils that are a mixture of clay and limestone. The wine is matured for 18 months in oak...
Burghound 93 points: ""A much more restrained if not entirely mute nose grudgingly offers up notes of cool citrus, green fruit, iodine and oyster shell nuances. There is excellent richness and density to the bigger-bodied flavors that possess excellent power and a slightly firm acid spine that shapes the bone dry and beautifully lingering finish where the only reproach is a touch of warmth. Excellent development potential here."" The Grenouille or "Frog" is the flagship wine of the estate. This grand cru is hand harvested from vines older than 50 years, their roots deep in soils that are a mixture of clay and limestone. The wine is matured...
WINERY NOTES: Grape: 100% Chardonnay. Harvest period: End of Sept, Early Oct. Age : 70 years old by Massale Selection. Exposure: East. Ground: Predominantly calcareous clay. Yield: 55 hectoliters per hectare. Manual harvesting. Cultivation: 12 to 18 months. Tasting: Our oldest vineyard, on the left bank facing east, always produces a beautiful wine with notes of acacia honey grape and apricot that complements a long and beautiful minerality, A rich and fragrant wine to drink with a capon or a turbot. Drink in 3-7 years. All our wines are bred, filtered and bottled by us.
Burghound 91. Grape: 100% Chardonnay. Harvest period: End of Sept, Early Oct. Age : 60 years old by Massale Selection. Exposure: South-East. Ground: Clay and limestone. Yield: 50 hectoliters per hectare. Manual harvesting. Cultivation: 12 months. Tasting: Elegant wine with notes of fruits and white flowers.
Vaucoupin is a 40 ha Premier Cru vineyard site in the south of the Chablis wine region. This climat is distinguished from the surrounding countryside by very steep slopes and pockets of high-quality Kimmeridgian soil, which have justified its delimitation as a Premier Cru vineyard. The Chardonnay-based wines made here have rich, nutty flavors that are balanced with taut acidity and intense minerality.
Grape variety Chardonnay Average age of the vines 25 years Maturation 12 months, half in oak barrels and half in tank with blending before bottling. Tasting notes Always a very aromatic wine to drink young to make the most of its fruitiness. Fruity nose with a hint of white flowers. It has a good balance between aromatic complexity and freshness.
Grape variety Chardonnay Average age of the vines 30 years Maturation 12 months in oak barrels (1/4 new barrels) Tasting notes A rich and powerful wine which needs 2-3 years to really develop. TASTING NOTES GOEDHUIS, DECEMBER 2019 Shining lemon yellow colour, this is a very radiant wine. With characters of clotted cream and pecans, it balances a natural fullness and richness with a lovely bite of orange zest. Extremely enticing and, true to Justin’s nature, very relaxed and full of charm. Justin's notes: "Seductive, with a bouquet of roses and lychee and a distinct spice aroma on the finish. Golden yellow in colour, spicy in aroma and...
Justin's Tasting Note: "Very steepy area (20-25%) with south exposition give to the wine a rare density. Good minerality,very precise and full-bodied with elegant strength. An iconic Grand cru wine from Burgundy."
Justin's Tasting Note: "From the top of village of Meursault, this wine show the freshness of cold area of Meursault. Nice acidity with lots of energy.. Great salinity at the end."
Clear and brillant, mineral and floral, fresh and vigorous. Its aromatic expression features notes of smoky gunflint and hazelnuts. Justin Girardin.
Founded in 1860 by Monsieur Régnard, this house is one of Chablis' oldest and most renowned. The Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took it back in 1984 and has since re-established the style and the quality of its wines. In 1992, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette created this cuvée Grand Régnard , in a unique bottle, from the best plots of Chablis.
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