White Burgundy Tasting: October 7, 2017

Goisot Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre ‘Corps de Garde’  2014

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Just outside of Chablis there are two AOC’s: Saint-Bris, for Sauvignon and Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre (Burgundy from the hills of Auxerre) for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The soils here are extremely rocky and rich in the same types of limestone found in the neighboring vineyards of Chablis. This wine tastes like classic Chablis: rich, minerally, focused and bright. The father and son team of Jean-Hughes and Guilhem Goisot work tirelessly in their vineyards to produce the highest quality of fruit possible and its hows in the wine.

Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron 2015

Regular Price $37.99

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Aligoté has it tough; it lives in the shadow of its much more famous sibling, Chardonnay and is usually relegated to lesser, flatter vineyard sites. Bouzeron is unique: it is the only village in Burgundy where Aligoté is cultivated exclusively on the slopes. What sets Bouzeron apart is the high proportion of limestone in relatively thin soil, which helps deliver the brighter, stony side of aligoté, bolstered by ripe fruit flavors and spice.

Domaine Gueugnon Remond Macon-Charnay 2016

Regular Price $16.99

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The Maconnaise is the home of Burgundy Bargains and that sums up this bright and friendly example, Ripe, rich, apple and cream are offset by crisp acidity. This is a great every night wine!

Marcel Couturier Pouilly-Loche ‘Le Bourg’  2014

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This is a weighty, and complex Chardonnay. Apples, quince, mushrooms, spice box: the list of aromatic descriptors could go on forever. The flavors are harmonious and rich.  Harvested from  70+ year old vines in an exceptional site, an enclosed parcel in the village of Loché, located just outside of its famous neighbor, Pouilly-Fuisse.

Henri Prudhon Saint-Aubin ‘Sur Sentier du Clou’ Premier Cru 2014

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As usual, Burgundy is about place, and Saint-Aubin is exactly that. Tucked away behind the two ‘Montrachet’ villages, the premier cru vineyards of Saint-Aubin produce sensational White Burgundies at a fraction of the price of its more illustrious neighbors. This wine has a lovely rich nose, with subtle red apple fruit layered underneath classic buttery richness. Full and rounded on the palate with excellent crispness on the finish

J.M. Boillot Montagny Premier Cru  2015

Regular Price $34.99

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Jean-Marc Boillot literally has winemaking in his blood; grandfathers Henri Boillot and Etienne Sauzet are royalty in Burgundy winemaking circles. Boillot’s wine are characteristically ripe and rich with bold apple pie aromas, followed by buttery almond and apple flavors. The wines finishes with long  and enveloping crispness.