The Ultimate White Burgundy Discovery
Sheer indulgence for lovers of rich, but perfectly elegant whites. Take a journey starting in the the Mâconnais, Burgundy's warmer, more southern region with some fine Pouilly-Fuisse from Domaine Christophe Cordier, "the most exciting Domaine in Fuissé". Start with his classic 2018 Pouilly-Fuisse, and then level up to his 2016 'En Carmentrant', to notice further definition and tertiary evolution from 3 years in bottle.
2 x Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine Cordier 2018
2 x Pouilly Fuisse 'En Carmentrant' Domaine Cordier 2016
Next, experience Burgundy's other grape - Aligoté. The much understood, too often overcropped, overlooked Aligoté. Let Domaine Cordier show you what Aligoté can do when treated right, and with a little patience. Full of opulent texture and richness, you won't notice it's not Chardonnay.
2 x Bouzeron 'Les Bouillottes', Domaine Guy Amiot 2016
Head north from the Mâconnais towards Dijon, past picturesque castles and vineyards. Soon you'll arrive in the hallowed Cote de Beaune, home to some of the finest dry white wines in the world.
Enjoy two of the most famous villages in Burgundy: Chassagne Montrachet, and Mersault. Compare and contrast them side by side. Both rich complex wines, supported by excellent acidity and delicate aromas: Domaine Amiot is a top producer in Burgundy, using only 25% new oak in order to let the individual terroir shine through.
2 x Chassagne Montrachet, Guy Amiot, 2017
2 x Meursault 'Sous La Velle' Guy Amiot 2017
Now head slightly west, and back in time. Now's the time to enjoy the effects of bottle age on Premier Cru white Burgundy. St Aubin’s vineyards border both Chassagne- and Puligny-Montrachet. 'En Remilly' is one of the most acclaimed sites, hence its Premier Cru status.
Note the evolution of flavours and aromas - more honeyed, nutty and pronounced diary aromas, but still with excellent refreshing acidity, to balance and weight and ripeness.
2 x St Aubin, 1er Cru, 'En Remilly' Blanc, 2013
Sheer perfection for lovers of all things fine!