REDS

2015 La Soeur Cadette Bourgogne Pinot Noir $35

An absolute stunner from Kermit Lynch 

2014 Edmond Cornu Aloxe-Corton $53

his Aloxe is a classic of this appellation from the rose-tint to its color to the rustic tannins in the finish. In our opinion, the joys of the great wines of Aloxe are many but it takes time to know and love these wines. We do and this wine, vinified from a parcel of very old vines, some of which were planted in 1942, others of which were planted in 1958, and the final part planted in 1971,is as fine an example as we can cite; a wine of stature and strength and rigor that will last for years.

2014 Edmond Cornu Ladoix “Vieille Vigne” $40

The village of Ladoix borders on the Cote de Nuits and brings the black fruits of that region into a marriage with the red fruits of the Cote de Beaune to make a wonderfully complex and satisfying wine. The vineyards lie at the foot of the hillside of Corton. The vines are quite old, one part of the vineyard having been planted in 1926 and another part being planted in 1960. The Ladoix “Vieilles Vignes” is aged in small oak for eighteen months with about 10% of the oak being new.

2017 Domaine Henri Delagrange Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noir $27

2017 DOMAINE GRISY BOURGOGNE "Cotes d'Auxerre $18

2015 Domaine Meix Foulot Mercurey $37

This cuvee is made from 10 different plots scattered throughout the Mercurey appellation.The grapes are destemmed and extraction during fermentation is gentler than how she treats her premier cru wines in order to render a wine that is a bit softer and easier to drink. After a two to three-week fermentation in concrete tanks, the wine is aged partially in stainless steel (60%) and older barrels (40%) for about 15 months before being assembled and bottled. Gentle and fruity, this wine leans more toward pure pinot noir fruit with only a touch of the dark and tannic undertones that commonly mark Mercurey.

2017 DOMAINE CHANZY BOURGOGNE “Vieille Vignes” $21

2016 Domaine Michel Juillot Bourgogne "Vielle Vignes"  $25

2102 CHATEAU DE CHAMIREY MERCUREY $12 (.375ml)

2016 Henri Prudhon Bourgogne “Les Charmeaux” $27

This is a lovely little red from a single vineyard situated near Chorey which captures the essence of this area. The vineyards, averaging thirty years of age, are on the eastern side of the route nationale on a clay and limestone soil with a gravel texture. After a ten-day cuvaison, the wine is racked into small barrel for an elevage of one year before bottling. The Bourgogne “Barrigards” features the high spice tones that are a classic feature of this section of the Cote de Beaune; light, slightly nervy, with an exuberance that makes this a fine companion with birds simply roasted or grilled, sausages on the flame, or a “dagwood”.

2016 Louis Max “Beaucharme” Bourgogne $20

2017 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey $30

2017 Alain Geoffroy Bourgogne $20

-this property has become a favorite of ours.

 

WHITES

2015 ANTONIN RODET SAINT-ROMAIN “LA PERIERE” $35

2018 OLIVIER GIROUX, CLOS DES ROCS, MACON-LOCHE $23

Sourced from a small 0.5ha parcel of 25-year vines, with a southeast exposition and clay-limestone soil. Fermentation and elevage are split between roughly 75% steel cuve and 25% neutral oak. The wine is fresh and clean, with pleasant aromatic concentration, citrus notes, and an airy finish. As with the series of Macon-Villages produced at Cheveau, this surprisingly complex, satisfying wine offers compelling value.

2016 DOMAINE CHEVEAU MACON-FUISSE $23

Approximately 6000 bottles are produced annually from 40 year-old vines in the village of Fuissé. Planted to limestone-clay soils, these vineyards produce a typically generous, rich wine from this village famed for its ideal setting that yields some of the finest wines of the Maconnais. In this instance, after fermentation, the wine is raised in stainless steel but left in contact with the fine lees for one year.

2017 DOMAINE DES VELANGES MACON-DEVAYE $19

Lovely juicy, fruit driven Burgundy. On the nose ripe aromas of pear and green apple with hints of white flowers and citrus. The wine is un oaked yet still manages to achieve a wonderful rounded richness, flavors of white pear, grapefruit and lemon grass are kept in check by zesty acidity and subtle mineral notes.

2016 HENRI PRUDHON “EN JORCUL” BOURGOGNE $29

“En Jorcul” is a well-situated lieu-dit which abuts the appellation of Saint-Aubin on its western edge, just past “Le Ban”, and where the Prudhons own 0.8 hectares of vines. The wine is fermented and aged in barrel, but no new oak is employed, thereby allowing the minerality to take center stage, with a vivid, limestone-drenched nose, and a beautifully harmonious mouthfeel—driven, but not dominated, by vigorous acidity, and with a saliva-inducing interplay of fruit and mineral.

2017 CHATEAU DE MERCEY HAUTES-COTES DE BEAUNE $ 24

2016 DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON RULLY "montmorin" $27

2017 VRAC MACON $12

you simply can’t beat the value of this 100% chardonnay from 8 vineyard sites in Maconnais

2016 BERNARD DEFAIX BOURGOGNE $22

2017 J.J. VINCENT BOURGOGNE $20

2016 MAISON CHANZY BOURGOGNE $20

2016 JEAN MARC PILLOT MONTAGNY $35

2015 GEORGES LIGNIER BOURGOGNE ALIGOTE $20

Domaine Georges Lignier owns 1.8 ha of Aligote all within Morey St. Denis. Made from 5 plots, the most significant part (70%) is from 60 year old vines located in “les aires”. Fermentation (with natural yeast)and aging is in stainless steel tanks. Deeply mineral and direct, this is classic Aligote.

2017 LA CHABLISIENNE PETIT CHABLIS $18

2017 ALAIN MATHIAS CHABLIS $32

 

 

 

 

We love Burgundy, you love Burgundy - but realistically the great red wines from the Cote de Nuit and Cote de Beaune are usually out of our reach. Don't fret though, we found some real gems that are affordable and downright tasty!