White Burgundy

If you are interested in buying any of these wines, you can find our full price list here.

We will confirm our latest allocation of goodies in our 2010 En-Primeur Offer (to be issued in early January) and Perrine has tantalising mentioned a debut of some 1er Cru whites, which normally do not touch the sides of their cellar and are usually bound for a nearby négociant house instead.  We are sure, like us, you will not be able to resist their charms – watch this space!

 

La Maison Romane, Vosne-Romanée

Oronce de Beler is going places and so is his horse!  By ploughing fields across France (not just in Burgundy – please see Other Regions) he picks the best grapes in lieu of payment for services rendered, and has done this for the likes of Thibault Liger-Belair and Comtes Lafon.  He then vinifies with open vat like Ponsot, using only old oak and any holdings too large or too small to fit into a conventional piece is placed into inert terracotta containers so as not to mask the plump fruit.  His Bouzeron (100% Aligoté) is vinified like Grand Cru. A domaine which we were introduced by our invaluable contact in situ: Lolo and we feel will gain cult status in the very near future.

 

 

Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fèvre, Chablis

The largest Burgundy domaine that we work with at 42ha but they still only have 2.5ha of their Grand Cru: Les Preuses (Coupe de Coeur in “Guide Hachette 2012″).  Gilles inherited some vines from his more famous uncle William Fevre and with Nathalie’s oenological know-how there is no stopping them!  Classic Chablis with lovely racy minerality and length. Will cellar like a dream if you bear to resist!  Nathalie has now made 25% of their holdings completely organic – so a bright future beckons…

2010 Chablis Village

2008 Chablis, 1er Cru, Mont de Milieu

 

Domaine Florent Garaudet, Monthèlie

A real charmer and that’s just his wines! He has chatted up both grandmothers acquiring their vines and so has his very own domaine at 23 and bypassing his father’s holdings of 10ha so for now, he has a tiny 2 hectares to work with.  A one-man band from answering the phones to making the wines, his whites are stunning and linger a la Coche-Dury.  One to watch and up ’til now has only sold in Japan and France and now the UK. His ambition is to be like legendary late wine maker Didier Dagueneau!

2008 Bourgogne ‘Chardonnay’

2008 Meursault

2008 Puligny-Montrachet

 

Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot, Beaune

With a quarter of a century’s experience working from his bunker by the railway we are surprised the English have not heard of Emmanuel before!  Parisian restaurants and wine shops clamour for his allocations.  But here, for TBP, it is a bespoke service and we enjoyed our 0800 tasting selecting the parcels below from his cellar.  One of these was diverted to us instead of Japan…  Tiny yields, little sulphur used and low yields so as not to mask their elegant and pure fruit.  Here we find “proper” biodynamic wines to drink or to keep.

 

 

 

Michel & Chantal Martin, Chorey les-Beaune

The cheeky Michel (never Monsieur Martin) laughed heartily as he heard news of us starting a new business and said “pas de probleme” when we asked to keep working with him and his wife Chantal.  Tiny production and so allocations of 2009 here and even less in 2010…

7 x 6 packs of the below remain at time of press…  Traditionally only sold to Michelin-starred establishments in France we are delighted with our share of this ultra-old vine Pinot Beurot aka Pinot Gris – great with seafood or even on its own!

2010 Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc