BOURGOGNE BLANC ‘Le Haut de Champs’ 2019
We all tend to judge Burgundy producers on their entry-level, generic Bourgogne. If a producer cannot produce something special with their entry-level vines, it’s unlikely that they will enamor you with their top vineyard holdings. Jean-Marc does not disappoint here. This wine is a crisp, well-defined Bourgogne blanc with great aromas and balance. Lovely textured green orchard fruit on the palate with lifted acidity and a pure, focused finish.
BOURGOGNE Aligoté 2018
The Aligoté grape is finding new life in Burgundy. Fresh and lively with aromas of herbs and spice and hints of grapefruit peel. The finish is bone-dry, driven by a mineral streak with a lingering, savory aftertaste.
RULLY ‘La Chaume Blanc’ 2019
Pillot stretches further afield into the Côte Chalonnaise. Further down South, this cuvée benefits from the warmer temperatures and shows us riper orchard fruit and slightly softer acidity.
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET Blanc 2018
This wine is sourced from three separate plots of the village’s best sites from vines aged between 40 and 95 years. The younger vines give lift, elegance, and vibrancy, while the older vines give power and depth. This has citrus zest and green apple on the nose, with an impressive density and volume on the palate.
SANTENAY Rouge 'Les Champs Claude' 2018
From a parcel of 45-year-old Pinot Noir, it’s soft and succulent on the palate with ripe strawberry and red cherry-tinged fruit, laced with a mineral edge that keeps everything fresh. This is textbook village Santenay.
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2018
Historically known as a village for red wines, Chassagne can still be home to some of the Côte de Beaune’s Pinot Noir gems. This has lovely juicy dark fruit and cooked raspberry with depth and complexity coming from old vines.