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First Shipment of the “Extraordinary” 2015 Vintage White Burgundy

Join us this Saturday to taste several wines from what the pundits are deeming an “extraordinary” 2015 vintage throughout the Côte d’Or. Typical of warm, sunny years the 2015 whites are clean, pure and rich, favoring ripe orchard and soft citrus fruits over bracing minerality.

The husband and wife team of Nathalie and Sylvain Langoureau farm about 24 acres of prime vineyards in Saint-Aubin, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. This is a heart and soul garagiste operation based in the tiny hamlet of Gamay, nestled between Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. Sylvain vinifies his wines with ambient yeast and small percentages of new oak. The finished wines are elegant, focused gems produced in very limited quantities.

Sylvain describes 2015 as a vintage of maturity, “…the fruit was super-clean and quite ripe…(the wines) are very rich with fine complexity and just enough supporting acidity to maintain the proper balance. They should drink well young and age over the short to perhaps mid-term and as such should be ideal for those who like their whites on the younger side.”

Because the wines were directly sourced from the Domaine the prices are already quite low for wines of this pedigree, but with a 15% discount on the purchase of six or more, you might want to stock up.

All prices are based on the purchase of six or more bottles.


The 2015 Whites of Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

~$33 Saint-Aubin SOLD OUT
High up on the back slope of the Côte d’Or behind the Grand Cru of Montrachet, the commune of Saint-Aubin is known for refined white wines and excellent value.

~$42 Saint-Aubin “Les Frionnes” (Premier Cru) SOLD OUT
Steep slopes located between the villages of Saint-Aubin and Gamay, where the soil is nearly pure limestone.

~$42 Saint-Aubin “Bas de Vermarain à l’Est” (Premier Cru) SOLD OUT
A stone’s throw from “Les Frionnes” on the same steep limestone slopes.

~$50 Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Houillères” SOLD OUT
Single vineyard on the border between Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet just below the Grand Cru of Montrachet.

~$67 Meursault “La Pièce Sous le Bois” (Premier Cru) SOLD OUT
Located just above the plot “Sous le Dos d’Âne.” “La Pièce” designates a patch or a plot of vines, situated in this case, below the wood “Sous le Bois” of Blagny.

~$67 Puligny-Montrachet “La Garenne” (Premier Cru) SOLD OUT
From vines planted in 1954 on one of the highest Premier Cru slopes in Puligny-Montrachet.

~$67 Puligny-Montrachet “Les Chalumeaux” (Premier Cru) SOLD OUT
Premier Cru vineyard bordering Meursault and the vineyards of “Sous le Dos d’Âne” and “La Pièce Sous le Bois.


The 2015 Reds of Domaine Sylvain Langoureau

~$21 Bourgogne-Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune “Clos Marc” SOLD OUT
From a tiny walled vineyard above Saint-Aubin, easy drinking patio party Burgundy.

~$30 Chassagne Montrachet “Les Voillenots Dessous” SOLD OUT
Although Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned for its white wines the commune produces just as much red wine. A superb value from a parcel located below the village of Chassagne-Montrachet.

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Posted on 2017.07.05 in Saturday Sips

 

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