Burgundy is mainly known for its Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune vineyards, which make up the Côte d'Or. Not to be overlooked, however, are the area’s less famous sub-regions including Chablis, Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise. Because Burgundy’s many vineyards have been divided and passed down from generation to generation, the resulting patchwork of plots is often farmed by several wine growers who often share vineyards. Making wine here can prove exceedingly challenging thanks to soil variation – even within a single area – and the constant threat of hail in summer. In Burgundy, more than anywhere else, the winemaker’s expertise is essential to making exceptional wines.
Burgundy is a narrow strip of land in east-central France that stretches for about 200 km from north to south and contains numerous local microclimates. Its geographical location, climate and geology are ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Aligoté – the main grape varieties of the region. Burgundy has nearly 100 controlled appellations, the majority of which refer to communes, villages, or geographic areas.
Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 95 pts Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014: 16/20
Revue des Vins de France 2017, Chablis Premier Cru Butteaux 2014: 15/20
Bettane & Desseauve - 16/20, 1er Cru Forêts 2014 Revue des Vins de France - 15,5/20, 1er Cru Forêts 2014 Vintage 2013 Vinous, Antonio Galloni - 90-92 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013 Burghound, Allen Meadow - 89-91 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013 View from the Cellar, John Gilman - 90 points, 1er Cru Forêts 2013
Revue des Vins de France 2017, Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2014 : 17/20
Revue des Vins de France 2017, Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vieilles Vignes 2014: 15,5/20
"The 2012 Vaillons from Domaine Michel had also just been bottled two weeks ago, but was showing off lovely elegance and nascent complexity in its bouquet of lemon, green apple, a refined base of oyster shell, white flowers and chalky overtones. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and delivers excellent mid-palate depth, with superb focus and cut,...
« Une jolie matière aux tannins de soie sauvage, un fruit élégant, la finale est longue et légèrement poivrée. Un vrai premier cru. C’est l’élégance des Givry qui s’exprime » 16/20, Coup de Cœur, Millésime 2013, Guide des Vins Bettane et Desseauve 2016 « Ce vin grenat profond parsemé d’éclats rosés dévoile un nez intense qui mêle les fruits rouges...
Bettane & Dessauve, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2014: 16,5/20 Revue des Vins de France, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2014: 16,5/20
Decanter, Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2014: 96 pts
"The talented winemaker François Chavériat has now been in charge of this beautiful Nuits-Saint-Georges domaine for several years. The hard work done in the vineyard means he does not need to compromise; he consistently produces strong and expressive wines that warrant several years of aging. One’s patience will be rewarded; the wines evolution in the...
These are wines to buy and this is a domaine to follow. Terrific wines at great prices. The Underground Wine Letter, John Tilson
Revue des Vins de France, Chablis Premier Cru Séchets 2014: 14,5/20