Burgundy

Wines made within this famous region are usually made using main two grape varieties: Pinot Noir (Red Grape) and Chardonnay (White Grape). Other grape varieties such as Aligoté or Sauvignon Blanc feature in some wines. Winemakers in this area believe strongly in 'terroir' and consider this the secret to the significantly high quality of wines from this region. Over 200 million years ago, the region was part of a vast tropical sea which created limestone soils, resulting in that mineral zesty quality associated with Burgundian wines. The proof of this lies in the vineyards where one can even find fossilised sea creatures amongst the chunks of limestone and marl. There are a higher number of AOCs in Burgundy than any other French region. The practice of seperating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy dates back to Medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the wine industry here. Napoleonic inheritance laws also lead to the fragmentation of vineyards, where plots were divided up between siblings.This led to a ridiculous situation where some world famous vineyards are owned by literally dozens of different people, sometimes with a single row of vines having different proprietors! There are several distinct sub-regions, each with their own individual characteristics. Four of these are located at the heart of Burgundy, in a thin strip spanning for about 120km between the towns of Dijon and Macon. Then, situated in an isolated pocket of limestone hills is Chablis. This area produces white Chardonnays so distinct in style to central Burgandy that Chablis is thought of as a region in its own right. Similar is Beaujolais is a sub-region of Burgundy even though it is located in the Rhone-Alpes region. This is a whopping 130miles away from Chablis. The climate in Burgundy is mostly continental, with relatively short summers and cool winters making it difficult for grapes to ripen fully. Vintages in Burgundy can vary greatly because of this. Another thing to remember when buying from Burgundy is that quality varies a lot across similar AOCs, and in many ways the producer's name is a better indicator of quality than the actual vineyard site.

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Burgundy

Bernard Reverdy Sancerre Rouge

75 cl

Produced from 30 year-old Pinot Noir vines in the Sancerre region. A portion of the wine is oak aged..

€23.50 Ex Tax: €19.42

Chateau de Santenay Saint Aubin En Vesvau Blanc

75cl

A very elegant and well balanced wine with notes of white peach, apricots and sweet vanilla. The Sai..

€42.50 Ex Tax: €35.12

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Blanc Hautes-Cotes De Beaune New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Blanc Hautes-Cotes De Beaune

75cl

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes are used in the production of the Hautes-Côt..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.62

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Blanc Hautes-Cotes Nuits New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Blanc Hautes-Cotes Nuits

75cl

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits is a marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes from two di..

€33.00 Ex Tax: €27.27

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Cotes De Beaune New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Cotes De Beaune

75cl

Pinot Noir grapes for the Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are grown on two plots, "En Fo..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.62

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Cotes De Nuits New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Cotes De Nuits

75cl

Pinot Noir grapes are grown in the commune of Magny-lès-Villers, plots "Les Mailles"..

€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.93

Hoffmann-Jayer Nuits-St-Georges Les Hauts Poirets New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Nuits-St-Georges Les Hauts Poirets

75cl

Located at the southern end of Nuits-Saint-Georges, the pinot noir grapes for "Les Hauts Poiret..

€130.00 Ex Tax: €107.44

Hoffmann-Jayer Nuits-St-Georges Premer Cru Les Damodes 2017 New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Nuits-St-Georges Premer Cru Les Damodes 2017

75cl

The plot producing grapes for "Les Damodes" is located in the north of Nuits-Saint-Georges..

€145.00 Ex Tax: €119.83

Hoffmann-Jayer Rouge Cotes De Nuits Villages New In

Hoffmann-Jayer Rouge Cotes De Nuits Villages

75cl

Grapes for the Côte de Nuits Villages are grown in the commune of Corgoloin on three different..

€57.00 Ex Tax: €47.11

Potel-Aviron Cote de Brouilly

75 cl

All of Potel-Aviron's wines are sourced from old vines making them more intense and fuller bodie..

€18.00 Ex Tax: €14.88

Potel-Aviron Fleurie

75 cl

Wonderful classic style Fleurie from one of Beaujolais' most revered producers. Fresh and fruity..

€18.50 Ex Tax: €15.29

Potel-Aviron Macon Villages

75 cl

A truly excellent Chardonnay from the best villages in the area of Macon, Burgundy. ..

€19.00 Ex Tax: €15.70

Potel-Aviron Moulin a Vent

75 cl

An incredibly well balanced Beaujolais, showing creamy blackberry and black cherry notes, enlivened ..

€22.00 Ex Tax: €18.18

Potel-Aviron Pouilly Fuisse

75 cl

Interesting white Chardonnay from vines with a minimum age of 40 years, in clay and limestone s..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.62

Alain Chavy Meursault

75cl

Fresh, minerally and lively with white fruit flavours. ..

€40.99 Ex Tax: €33.88

Chateau de Santenay Beaune Premier Cru Rouge

75cl

A powerful Pinot Noir that has been aged for thirteen months in an oak barrel. Notes of summer ..

€53.00 Ex Tax: €43.80