Wine Offerings: Côte de Nuits

Marsannay, Modest But Fully Realized Burgundy. Côte d’Or’s Northernmost Edge Coming of Age in The Hands of Four Praiseworthy Producers (8-Bottle Pack $399)

Thanks to its proximity to Dijon, Marsannay is known as the ‘Porte d’Or’ or the Golden Gate to the Côte de Nuits. In showcasing a specific wine region, we try to emphasize wines that reflect both the spirit of the…

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Posted on 2022.11.03 in Marsannay, Maranges, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy’s Strongest Statement – ‘Blood And Iron’: Exploring Gevrey-Chambertin As Interpreted By Two Well-Endowed Domaines in 2018

“The Emperor would drink only Chambertin.” – Louis Constant Wairy, Napoleon’s valet. What does Gevrey-Chambertin have in common with Westland, Michigan? Not much, except that Westland was named for a mall and Gevrey-Chambertin was named for a vineyard. As those…

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Posted on 2022.09.26 in Marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Making Sense of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits: End to End, Spanning Six Communes in Two-Dozen Parcels by Brothers Vincent and Philippe at Domaine Lécheneaut

‘Côte de Nuits’ is a name that excites the senses; it is mysterious (the name means ‘hills of the night’), it is sensuous (95% of its output is built around silk-smooth, hedonistic Pinot Noir) and it is evocative, with wine…

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Posted on 2022.09.08 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Back-Beaune Country Reds: Underappreciated Burgundy Regions With Energetic New Generation & Longtime Producers Leading a Quality Revolution. (7-Bottle Pack $378)

We have a bone to pick with anyone who badmouths backcountry Beaune red wine, and we make no bones about providing our supporting evidence. The lesser known appellations in Beaune are producing increasingly discoverable Pinot Noirs whose prices remains in…

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Posted on 2022.07.25 in Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron, Rully, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Aligoté, Burgundy’s Other White Grape, Makes Its Case. A Selection From Eight Dedicated ‘Aligoteurs’, Produced in Chardonnay’s Heartland. (7-Bottle Pack $226)

Burgundy is so closely associated with two grape varities—Chardonnay for whites and Pinot Noir for reds—that any other ingredient on the FDA label looks jarring; possibly a typo. In fact, although 80% of Burgundy is planted to Chardonnay and Pinot…

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Posted on 2022.07.14 in Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron, Mercurey, Côte de Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Vougeot, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Terroir Matters. 8 Two-Bottle Gift Packages: Burgundy Pairs, Contrasting Neighboring Appellations, Same Producer, Same Vintage.

Dad jokes are awful; Dad wines are awesome. Now, this aphorism is not carved in stone like the Caves Patriarche of Beaune but it’s one that holds true more often than not. As evidence, and to honor Father’s Day, we…

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Posted on 2022.06.23 in Morey-Saint-Denis, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Aloxe-Corton, Vougeot, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy Backcountry Riches Prospected in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and Regional Appellations Overlooking the Slopes of the Great Communes Red, White and Sparkling (9-Bottle Pack $373)

In Burgundy, the vagaries of weather play an integral part in a given terroir’s potential; even the most ideal soil matrix, with a perfect balance of minerals, humus and micro-organisms, is useless if frost kills the buds and rain drowns…

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Posted on 2022.05.01 in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Côteaux Bourguignons, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Earth Speaks in Burgundy, Amplified by Age Four Vintages of Domaine Gallois’ Combe-aux-Moines (Gevrey-Chambertin – Premier Cru) (6-Bottle Pack $599)

The earth speaks an exotic and mysterious language. In place of syntax, soil expresses itself through minerals; for grammar, it relies on organic matter. It’s a fluid tongue, ever changing, but maintaining characteristics that long outlive the efforts of a…

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Posted on 2022.03.12 in Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Nuits-Saint-Georges is Perfected in 2015 Five Premier Crus by a High-Minded Grower Faithfully Express The Savor of The Earth (5-Bottle Pack $482)

A Valentine’s Note … With Valentine’s Day looming with the winter weather, maybe this is the year to finally admit it: The annual high-five to romance is best celebrated at home. Avoid restaurant mark-ups and pop a bottle of sparkling…

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Posted on 2022.02.14 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Out with the Old: Vintage 2014 ‘Village’ Wines from Burgundy’s Côte-de-Nuits Communes Have Matured into Perfection, Modest Prices

We’ve survived another challenging year, and many of us will gather in smaller groups to ring in 2022. Our selection of 2014 wines represent more than ideal dinner companions – they are the mature culmination of the winemakers’ dream. In…

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Posted on 2022.01.03 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Rueda, France, Spain DO, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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