Elegant & Rich Classic French Whites - Burgundy & Rhone
2 x Chassagne Montrachet, Guy Amiot 2017
Chassagne Montrachet is a wine appellation of Burgundy with a cult following for people who consider its rich, elegant wines, as the gold standard for oaked Chardonnay. A beautiful, rich and fleshy wine but well supported by a good acidity. Delicate aromas of white flowers and fruits. Delicious now, but will keep for 10 years, developing complexity and a honeyed note typical of bottle aged Chardonnay.
2 x Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Cordier, 2018
A smooth, rounded wine with subtle oaky, buttery notes balanced with fresh, elegant notes of almond and white fruits. Pouilly-Fuisse is an appellation in the Maconnais, one of Burgundy’s more southern regions. The slightly more southern region gives wines with a riper fruit profile than their
more Northerly Cote D’Or counterparts.
2 x Cotes du Rhone Blanc 'Couzou', Jean Luc Jamet 2017
Marsanne (50%), Roussanne (25%) and Viognier (25%).
The emblematic Rhone grape varieties combine to create a full-bodied, dry, fresh wine with fine citrus and herbal notes., from this rockstar Rhone producer.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER DOMAINE CHRISTOPHE CORDIER
"This is the most exciting domaine in Fuissé (it is based at the top of the hill overlooking the village) and the wines are great value and qualitatively comparable with many in the Côte d'Or."
Growing in and around the Burgundy village of Fuissé, on the finest terroirs the Macon region has to offer, Domaine Cordier's vineyards are cultivated with the greatest respect for the grape and for the Domaine's pursuit of excellence. This is a family domaine, directed by Christophe Cordier, a winemaker determined to enhance the terroirs and coax out their full potential. The domaine produces fine white wines from the Chardonnay grape, often likened to the best Grands Crus.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER DOMAINE GUY AMIOT EY FILS
Guy Amiot is undoubtedly one of the leading winemakers in Chassagne. Its wines perfectly combine traditional vinification with contemporary style and great elegance. For this purpose, only about 25 percent new wood is used in the maturation, so that the typicity of the respective terroir is not masked. Since 1992 Guy Amiot's son Thierry has been involved with the now fourth generation since the founding of the winery at the beginning of the twenties.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER JEAN LUC JAMET
The mere mention of the name “Jamet” provokes an awed response from Côte-Rôtie lovers. It is a category-defining name, as synonymous with the greatness of its appellation as Chave (Hermitage); Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac); or Giacomo Conterno (Barolo).