Special Mixed Burgundy Dozen!

Red Burgundy Mixed Dozen
RRP: $777 Offer: $590

one bottle of each cuvee
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Of all the red Bourgogne Cote d'Or reds that we buy this one is one of the richest and most impressively typical of its village (Chambolle). This is biodynamic farming at its best; partial whole-bunch fermentation, carefully and thoughtful winemaking giving deeply coloured and richly flavoured reds that still have perfume and finesse.  "An extremely fresh nose of various red berries and a suggestion of earth leads to delicious, intense and well-detailed flavours that possess a lovely mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts somewhat with the saline-inflected and mildly rustic finale.” – Allen Meadows, burghound.com

Jerome Chezeaux 2020 Bourgogne Rouge
RRP: $62 | In a 6
-Pack: $44

One of the most powerfully deep, profound and rich bourgognes I’ve tasted in the last year! I was blown-away by its freshness, deep colour, concentration and rich, mouthcoating palate. This is made from grapes grown within the communes of Nuits St. Georges and Vosne; a serious Bourgogne from 2.8ha, treated the same as the more expensive wines and aged in 20-30% new oak for 18+ months. Two amazing things about this wine are the seriously deep colour, and the fact that I couldn’t taste any new oak. That shows the extent of the depth and richness! This has lovely ripeness, Burgundian 'restraint', and silky but fairly firm, ripe tannins. Cold tea, the aforementioned raspberry, damp forest floor and fragrant spice bazaar aromas meld with crushed mixed berry fruit. This is a lovely wine and don’t be put-off by the cheap price, it’s only there to confuse us!

Dominique Laurent 2019 Bourgogne Rouge 'Cuvee No. 1'
RRP: $74 | In a 6-Pack: $64!

Dominique uses old vines as starting point and therefore produces generous wines with a seductive opulence. He firmly believes that vines should be old, and the oak he uses should also be well aged, way longer than most coopers air-dry their staves for. This wine is 14% alc., not an uncommon number in 2019, but as with many wines it doesn't show heat or over-ripeness, and in fact, it shows some 'cool' red berry fruit along with the sappy, opulent lush fruit and spice. A wine that is ready to drink.

Dominique Gruhier 2018 Bourgogne Epineuil Rouge
RRP: $44 | In a 6-Pack: $38!

(Pron Epin-oi, or something like that!). This is an appellation for red and rosé wines only. Pinot noir reigns here (1/2 way between Chablis and the very south of Champagne) and this wine punches way, way above its weight. It also tastes more like a village wine from the Cote de Nuits. The ripe “dark-fruit” vintage nuances and impressive fruit opulence are enhanced by 20% whole-bunch stemminess. Once again, the class, generosity, alluring fruit and impressive aromatic spicy notes together with minerality and silky tannins remind me of a wine much higher up the scale! I’d be thinking of a Nuits St. George or Morey St. Denis. Dominique uses no SO2 in the vinification or the 15 months barrel ageing on the full lees, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered, and yet, it’s a clean as a whistle.

Fontaine Gagnard 2020 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
RRP: $50 | In a 6-Pack: $44!

From old vines planted in 1974!
“An overtly fruity nose speaks mainly of red berries, earth and a whiff of black pepper. The nicely vibrant and well-detailed flavors are refreshing and display almost no rusticity on the lightly structured finale." - Burghound
This comes from 50:50 pinot and gamay co-planted vines that are mature (planted in 1974!) and they are co-fermented and treated the same as all the reds of the estate. IE 100% hand-picked, gently macerated during fermentation and barrel aged for 12-18 months.

Fontaine Gagnard 2020 Bourgogne Rouge
RRP: $79 | In a 6-Pack: $69!

Mostly from mature vines planted in the commune of Volnay just below Domaine Pousse d'Or cellar on the "upper" side of the Route National. As such, this always has a 'Volnay-like' perfume and feel, punching way above its weight.
"The 2020 Bourgogne Rouge has a light brambly nose, quite earthy in style. The palate is medium-bodied with redcurrant and briary scents, fleshy and pretty on the finish." - Neal Martin, Vinous.com
“Sweet Spot” 86pts - Burghound

Robert Chevillon 2019 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
RRP: $69 | In a 6-Pack: $59!

The Chevillon brothers take the same great pride in this (because it punches way above its class) red as they do with their "Grand Cru" Les St. Georges. The great plots are on limestone slopes of marl and clay (Champs d'Argent, Croix Blanche and Petit Chaliots), unusual as many other "PTGs" are planted on flat land. This has ripeness and generosity but is still fairly tight and gently grippy enough to accentuate food and refresh your palate! 100% hand-picked, carefully made and aged in barrels much like all the other Chevillon reds. This is 2/3 gamay.

Hubert Lignier 2019 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 'Aux Poirelots'
RRP: $60 | In a 6-Pack: $53!

A single plot wine, from Morey St. Denis, this is 60 /40% gamay / pinot planted on a thin clay layer over gravel. The Lignier family make quite a firm style, with ample fruit, lovely vitality and freshness, and it has good potential for some cellar ageing too.

Domaine de l'Aste 2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir
RRP: $50 | In a 6-Pack: $44!

"In the company of David Moreau in Santenay one quickly realises what is important to this young winegrower. It’s the work in the vineyards, something he can’t stress enough. That’s where the magic is done. My only aim is to explain each terroir, to get the best out of each plot, he says." - Bergman’s Burgundy
The Domaine de l’Aste Bourgogne is all from the Santenay commune, but on a cooler, more westerly slope, so in the warmer vintages of late the grapes from this plot have been maintaining acidity and freshness. It’s 100% hand-picked, 100% barrel aged, and otherwise treated the same way as David’s 1er Crus. The crop is kept low (not by pruning-by-numbers, that David finds elicits the opposite result, but by retaining more bunches with smaller, aerated berries).
It’s not a soft wine, but fruit is well framed by velvet tannins in balance. This has vivid colour and a very fresh, youthful nose of red fruits, dried pine needles, cherry and raspberry. It’s very vibrant and fresh on the palate. A lot of energy and freshness in this wine.

Domaine de l'Aste 2020 Santenay 1er Cru 'Beaurepaire'
RRP: $110 | In a 6-Pack: $96!

A full and robust 1er Cru wine from one of the top vineyards in Santenay, just a few kms south of Chassagne, lying 300m above sea level with mineral rich soil similar to the Cote de Nuits up north. Seriously countenanced, this wine opens generously with air to reveal opulent red fruits, dried herbs, and elegant spicy notes. Firm supporting tannins, a keen but gently judicious finish of oak, and a fine line of acidity keep this stunner from seeming overripe. This is old school burgundy - good value with elegant and refined tannins, supple mouthfeel, and generous berry fruit.

Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan Irancy
RRP: $52 | In a 6-Pack: $46!

This Burgundy village that has less than 200ha under vine, has a mix of mostly pinot with a little of the ancient cesár grape used for its deep colour and richness. Irancy when in the hands of masters like Bersan or Dauvissat is an intellectually stimulating, delicious and age-worthy red. The steep slopes have plenty of Kimmeridgian chalk in the soil and sub-soil, and it’s a cooler area than most of the Cote d’or. In these wines, César is far less than the 10% maximum allowable amount, and some whole-bunch is used. The “Cuvée Louis” is from 70yo vines planted on clay and limestone soils in 0.7 hectares of the Vodon lieu dit. The grapes are hand harvested, undergo spontaneous fermentation between 8-10 days and all-up 3 weeks on skins, then 12 months in 228L oak barrels and four months stainless steel tanks with no filtration.

Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre
RRP: $69 | In a 6-Pack: $59!

“From old vines planted by Jean-Christophe’s grandfather. All in wood, two thirds 600 litres, 8% new wood, with 12 months in wood then six months in tank. Deliberately the most Bourguignon in style. Usual green reflections, while the bouquet offers an impeccable sense of balance. White flowers and acacia, the wood is just present but not over dominant. The wood also adds a tone, a little muscle to the finish, which has a pleasing crispness to match the weight of fruit.” JM IB. Kirsch, black cherry, fresh and vibrant for ripe and 13% alc. red. Juicy / crunchy, some "rusty / ferruginous" backbone. Serious wine.

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