Red Burgundy

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Domaine Gilbert and Christine Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny

This brother and sister team were introduced to Andrew by Yves Darviot.  Christine answers the emails and Gilbert mends the tractor. After inheriting from their father that bought the domaine 40 years ago we see Gilbert is now updating his equipment and cuverie after his first decade “learning the ropes”.  Five different Chambolle-Musigny 1er Crus to select from, a Haûtes-Côtes de Nuits generic that drinks like a Village wine and a refreshing Marc de Bourgogne too.

20011 Bourgogne Rouge

2008 Gevrey-Chambertin “La Justice”

2007 Chambolle-Musigny “Clos Le Village”

2007 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Les Charmes

 

Domaine Florent Garaudet, Monthèlie

As Florent likes to say “I am only young” but what a bright future beckons from his 2ha…  A one-man band from answering the phones, to making the wines. Whilst his reds are aged in 400 litre, old foudres to give an integrated palate that is rich, round and ample.  One to watch and up ’til now has only sold in Japan and France and now the UK for us!

 

2011 Monthelie 

 

Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot, Beaune

Here we find “proper” biodynamic wines to drink or to keep.  Paris, Tokyo and Oslo clamour for his allocations and we are delighted to have the brace below.

Both will drink now but will cellar easily for another five years+.  Indeed when we last visited Emmanuel showed us some bottles that had been open for 48 hours and they still had the tightly coiled energy we know and love in Emmanuel’s wines.  Not for everyone but we feel like a man-eating tiger: try one and you will not go back! Their elegant and pure fruit really charms – healthy wines.

2011 Saint-Romain

2008 Beaune

 

La Maison Romane, Vosne-Romanée

Prosper the horse is going places and so is his owner Oronce de Beler!  By ploughing fields across France (not just in Burgundy) he picks the best grapes in lieu of payment for services rendered and has done this for the likes of Domaine des Lambrays.  He then vinifies with traditional open vats using only old oak barrels and any holdings too large or too small to fit into a conventional barrel are placed into inert terracotta containers so as not to mask the plump fruit.  His Pommard 1er Cru hits the ground running and those that want some for deferred pleasure this brace of Cortons, Grand Crus found not so far away from DRC’s should please!

2009 Corton Grand Cru, Les Perrières

 

 

Michel & Chantal Martin, Chorey les-Beaune

We like backing winners and so filled up here with these ready-to-drink reds.  Which should need no introduction…

The 2009 Chorey les-Beaune is especially blended with new oak to give great gluggability, the 2007 Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge works very well with game and the winter chill.  Whilst the Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi is something to have in your cellar to wow those who can be dismissive of the Beaune appellation.

2009 Chorey les-Beaune

2009 Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge

2008 Beaune 1er Cru, Clos du Roi

 

Domaine Odoul-Coquard, Morey-Saint-Denis

3rd generation winemaker Sebastian’s (his first vintage was 2009) star shines ever brighter.  From his “BBQ wine” Bourgogne Passetoutgrain (an ACC house staple) to his Grand Crus holdings of Charmes-Chambertin and Clos-de-Vougeot (to be offered in Janaury 2012) we see a deft touch with depth of fruit and style expressing a real sense of place.  Their two Morey Villages show a masterclass in terroir.  The domaine are also trusted to farm the village’s own holding of Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos la Riotte: used for local fêtes – so some responsibility to shoulder.  Try his Bourgogne Rouge and wish you’d bought more!

2010 Gevrey-Chambertin

 

Domaine Marie-Christine & Vincent Perrin, Volnay

Vincent decided to bottle for himself rather than sell all his harvest to the négociants from 1999: his father’s last vintage (here we see a parallel with Marquis d’Angerville in the ’20’s). With his low-yielding old vines; monopole holding of 1er Cru Gigottes (arguably Volnay’s Grand Cru?); 2 other Volnay 1er Crus (watch this space!) and some charming Village with from Volnay and Pommard.

2008 Volnay, 1er Cru, Sous la Carelle de la Chapelle

1999 Volnay 1er Cru, Les Gigottes, Monopole