Wine Offerings: Côte de Beaune

Chalk About Champagne: With a Balance Between Fruit, Finesse and Structure, The Sparkling Chardonnays of Côte des Blancs Are Some of The Most Compelling White Wines Made Today.

“I am tasting stars!” Dom Perignon’s famous quote, reported to have been uttered upon his first taste of Champagne, is likely apocryphal, but the trio of stars that align in a cold, northerly slice of France that sits on the…

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Posted on 2024.05.13 in Crémant du Bourgogne, France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Year In Burgundy II: Côte de Beaune’s Wines From The Incomparable 2015 Realize Their Potential, And Articulately Express The Distinctive Characters Of The Region’s Diverse Terroirs

In our last newsletter, we looked at Burgundy’s fantastic 2015 vintage as represented by some of the top vignerons in the Côte de Nuit. This week, we head south to Beaune to look at the stylistically-unique red wines…

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Posted on 2024.05.01 in Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Auxey-Duresses, Santenay, Côte de Beaune, Pommard, Beaune, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy’s Wealth Of Riches: Shopping List Of Thirteen Packages Of Red ‘Premier-Cru vs. Village’ Pairs To Gift Wine Lovers, Or Explore. Thirteen Intrepid Producers In Thirteen Côte-d’Or Communes.

We can accept that each plot of land on earth is handed a certain microclimate, and whereas climate change may alter some aspects of its character, an acre’s terroir is written in stone… and soil, and elevation, and exposure. But…

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Posted on 2023.12.15 in Aloxe-Corton, Auxey-Duresses, Morey-Saint-Denis, Maranges, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Santenay, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy’s Rustic Wine Belt New Found Opportunities: Changing Climate Advantages Lesser Known Regions; Ambitious Producers Elevate The Wines To New Heights (Auxey-Duresses, 6-Bottle Pack $399) (Monthélie, 5-Bottle Pack $279) (Saint-Romain, 3-Bottle Pack $159)

Climate change gets a lot of ink in this newsletter, and there’s a reason for it: Consistently elevated temperatures and unpredictably violent weather is having a profound effect on some of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, and the new…

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Posted on 2023.09.27 in Côte de Beaune, Monthélie, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Future of Burgundy Lies in Lesser-Known Areas: To Mitigate Climate Change, Boris Champy Is Convinced Higher Elevation and Vineyrad Orientation Hold Some of The Answers. (4-Bottle Pack $259)

“The best fertilizer is the winemaker’s shadow.” Nowhere does this aphorism hold truer than in Nantoux, Burgundy, where Boris Champy carries on an endless quest to reveal the soul of each vineyard plot, the spirit of each grape variety and…

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Posted on 2023.08.30 in Côte de Beaune, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

An Underappreciated Burgundy Wine Region Is Upward Bound: Santenay Reaches New Heights With Six Energetic Growers’ Work in Ten Different ‘Climats’ (6-Bottle Pack $299)

Join Us for Saturday Sips: The Wines of Santenay Come as you are; come any time that’s convenient for you during our business hours to sample selection from this week’s selections. Our staff will be on hand to discuss nuances of…

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Posted on 2023.07.22 in Santenay, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Haute Couture Viticulture: The Lasting Power Of Domaine de Courcel’s Great Pommards Evidenced in Collection Spanning a Quarter Century

Haute couture is the ultimate expression of French style, whether it is made manifest in clothing, art or wine. The word ‘couture’ may, in this instance, apply to anything handmade, but to add the qualifier ‘haute’, the requirements are more…

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Posted on 2023.03.16 in Côte de Beaune, Pommard, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Clarification of The Possibilities of Pinot Noir in Burgundy. Domaine du Pavillon Articulates The Case Throughout Côte de Beaune’s Appellations with Vintage 2020

So well does Pinot Noir align with its terroir that it is no stretch to claim that the Burgundian earth itself was mute before the first plantings. But the truth is, fickle Pinot Noir has found its spiritual home here…

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Posted on 2023.02.18 in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Côte de Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Beaune, Meursault, Côte de Beaune, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

A Burgundy by Any Other Name: AOP ‘Régionale’ Burgundy From Côte d’Or’s Pedigreed Communes. Hidden (Affordable) Gems From Ten Outstanding Producers (10-Bottle Pack $457)

Not all Burgundy is the stuff of legend, but all is the stuff of Burgundy. That is, wine from a narrow strip of French farmland that runs for around sixty miles from Auxerre in the north to Mâcon in the…

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Posted on 2023.01.24 in Côte de Beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, Maranges, Ladoix-Serrigny, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pommard, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Volnay, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Monthélie, Côte de Nuits, Puligny-Montrachet, Aloxe-Corton, Morey-Saint-Denis, Beaune, Vougeot, Premeaux-Prissey, Chassagne-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Meursault, Saint-Romain, Marsannay, Côte de Beaune, Blagny, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Sparklers to Ring In the New Year and Complement a Wide Variety of Foods + Out With The Old: Six 2012s Pommard Cuvées Unfurl with a Decade of Age

Heralding the new while paying homage to the old; that’s not only the theme song of New Year’s Eve, but for the greater wine world. Each year brings the excitement of a fresh growing season while the gems in our…

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Posted on 2022.12.31 in Crémant du Bourgogne, Pommard, France, Burgundy, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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