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Burgundy & Beyond: Six Stars

Burgundy & Beyond: Six Stars

Three Chardonnays and Three Pinot Noirs – our pick of the list

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Agnes Paquet, Auxey-Duresses Blanc, 2017

"Racy and delicate. Complete and everything absolutely in the right place. Obviously Côte d'Or with savour but very pure and open already. Not a bad price in a Burgundian context", Jancis Robinson, MW, Christmas Wine in the FT Weekend Magazine, 7th December 2019.From the oldest plot of vines on the estate, averaging 85 years of age. Matured in oak for 12 months, 15% new. Nose really expressive with a floral note. Showing backbone this year, good concentration and silky texture...

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

Sub RegionCôte de Beaune

GrowerAgnes Paquet

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2017

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodePAQ217

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

To make matters...

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Pandolfi Price, Los Patricios Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2016

"It has an open aroma and the oak accompanies, but does not overwhelm. The fruit is ripe. On the palate, bitterness is highlighted in a positive way. A wine with a lot of flavour as well as very good salinity and acidity. Full." 17/20 Drink 2020-2030 Ferran Centelles www.jancisrobinson.com, August 2019François Massoc, a gentle, thoughtful man, is a master winemaker. Born just down the road in Concepcion, he spent years studying in Dijon and making wine in Burgundy before returning...

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ColourWhite

RegionItata

GrowerPandolfi Price

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2016

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePAP316

Our Rating

Dry, Rich

Dry > Sweet

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine!

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic.

She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion...

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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2018

The recently installed winemaker at Chamonix, Niel Bruwer, has pulled the wines here back into shape. This is the top Chardonnay, a strict barrel selection from the highest vineyards at 500-600m. it's barrel fermented and aged for 14 months, with 20% matured in expensive Nomblot eggs - which are supposed to be the perfect shape for the suspension of the lees of the wine. Good depth of tone. Such an inviting nose, buttery over lime and stone fruit. Well textured, with a dry and savoury...

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ColourWhite

RegionFranschhoek

GrowerChamonix

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2018

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCHX718

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Chamonix

Franschhoek, South Africa

Chamonix owns vineyards above the town running from 380 to 600 metres in altitude, planted from 1998.

Under the winemaking since 2001 of the youthful-looking Gottfried Mocke the wines got better and better, and in his latter vintages he steered the style of the wines here away from concentration and power and more towards elegance, finesse and...

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Jean Guiton, Beaune 1er Cru Les Sizies, 2016

 Intense red fruit aromas follow on to the palate; hints of strawberry too. Such purity of fruit, ripe and svelte, balanced and together already. Guillaume believes that a wine should be balanced from the start. Our favourite wine from Guiton in this vintage, very complete. Now - 2025


ColourRed

RegionBurgundy

GrowerJean Guiton

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2016

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeGUI516

Our Rating

Medium Body

Light > Full

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

To make matters...

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Felton Road, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, 2018

Felton Road make the best Pinots in New Zealand: the driven perfectionism of English owner Nigel Greening - who has embraced organics and bio-dynamics (Demeter certified) - combined with the light touch wine-making of Blair Walter (now using more whole bunch fermentation) ensure that these intensely fruited, fleshy wines are brilliant every vintage; and age superbly. The Bannockburn is a benchmark wine among all New World Pinots: heated raspberries and strawberries with a hint of coffee;...

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ColourRed

RegionCentral Otago

GrowerFelton Road

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2018

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

MethodOrganic

CodeFET618

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Felton Road

Central Otago, New Zealand

Felton Road was established in New Zealand's Central Otago region by Stewart Elms in the early 1990s.

Under the ownership of expatriate Englishman Nigel Greening since 2000 this is acknowledged as one of the world's finest addresses for Pinot Noir.

The wines from Felton Road continue to improve. As Nigel explains, this is only...

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Hoddles Creek, 1er Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, 2018

Winemaker Franco d'Anna's commentary: "The 2018 1er Pinot Noir will go down as one of the classics, with lots of perfume and structure .The 1er Pinot Noir always comes from a block on our Top Paddock vineyard called 'SRM'. This block faces West but runs down to the South. This is the only block which sees the inclusion of around 20-25% whole bunches in the ferment. I'm not looking for whole bunch characters in the wine but more what it does to the tannins. Normally...

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ColourRed

RegionYarra Valley

GrowerHoddles Creek

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2018

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeHOD818

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Burgundy & Beyond: Six Stars

Three Chardonnays and Three Pinot Noirs – our pick of the list

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