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Côte de Beaune

Domaine Maurice Charleux

(Maranges)

As Burgundy prices increase, the search for affordable, well-made, quality wines widens. Hitherto over-looked Maranges has crept sharply into focus. In particular the appellation's best addresses. The Charleux's of this world are oenologically educated, driven (to producing quality), reputation-conscious and have the talent to make very attractive, affordable red & white Burgundy.
The reds are imbued with hedgerow black & red cherry fruits, fine grainy tannins and exhibit ripeness levels that make these succulently attractive.
The whites are are distinctive (Maranges & Santenay terroir), with generous volume of ripe, buttery (30% new oak) Chardonnay fruit & a very satisfying finish. Vincent Charleux (son) is a name to watch in Burgundy, consistently producing quality wines at a fraction of the price further north.

Red Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne AC 2015 €20.95 €251.40
Maranges 'Vieilles Vignes' AC 2016 €24.95 €299.40
Maranges 1er Cru 'Clos du Rois' 2016 €27.95 €335.40
Maranges 1er Cru 'Clos Roussots' 2015 €27.95 €335.40
Santenay 1er Cru 'Clos Rousseau' 2016 €31.50 €378.00
White Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Maranges 1er Cru 'Fussieres' 2015 €27.95 €335.40
Santenay AC 2015 €24.50 €300.00

Domaine Vincent Dancer

(Chassagne-Montrachet)

Arguable the most sought-after address in the Cote de Beaune. For 18 years now Dancer has made thrilling white Burgundies. The wines epitomise the classic Burgundian mix of citrus lime fruits, white flowers and some tropical nuances of peach, pear and melon on the impressively long finish.
The Bourgogne blanc is an 'assemblage' of two parcels; one in Meursault, the other in Puligny. The result is as good a generic Burgundy as can be found in Burgundy today. His red Bourgogne too merits attention – when available! His other whites, ranging from Chassagnes to Meursaults, invariably sell out pre-arrival. Next available vintage will be 2017, arriving in March 2019.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne AC 2013 (blanc) €23.95 €287.40
Bourgogne AC 2014 (blanc) €24.95 4 bottles available
Pommard ‘Perrieres AC 2016 (rouge) €38.50 4 bottles available

Domaine Vincent Rapet

(Pernand-Vergelesses)

Domaine Rapet Père Et Fils' lineage can be traced back to at least 1765 thanks to a dated, silver tastevin much treasured by the family. Rapet is one of the most ancient families of the Côte D’Or and the estate is now under the control of Vincent Rapet and his charming wife Sylvette who manage the 20 hectares with skill and a keen eye to nature. Based in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, Domaine Rapet’s vineyards lie on and around the hill of Corton.
The wines of Pernand-Vergelesses have great individuality and at Domaine Rapet, a full spectrum can be tasted. The white wines are fresh and lively with delicious citrus and floral notes. As you would expect, the premiers crus give more power on the palate and of these vineyards Sous Frétille is perhaps regarded as the best. That is of course, if you don't count the grand cru Corton Charlemagne vineyard that produces stunning, long-lived wines that age for decades in the finest vintages.
The finely fleshed red wines of Domaine Rapet are quite simply stunning and offer great value. The premier cru of Les Vergelesses backs onto the appellation of Savigny-Lès-Beaune and seems to bear a similar charm, whilst also benefitting from a distict minerality beneath the bright berry fruit and fine tannins. The grand cru of Corton is big and structured, and it generally needs a little time to soften and become rounded. But it's well worth the wait, for Vincent's hands always craft a superb wine that is a sensational food partner when mature. ('An address that is particulary popular in my house' - CR)

Red Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Pernand-Vergelesses 'Belles Filles' AC 2013 €39.50 €237.00
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru 'Vergelesses' 2013 €49.50 €294.00
Pernand-Verg 1er Cru 'Ile de Vergelesses' 2015 €65.00 €390.00
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru 'Fournaux' AC 2015 €49.50 €294.00
Aloxe-Corton AC 2012 €45.00 5 bottles available
Beaune 1er Cru 'Clos du Roi' AC 2012 €42.00 €252.00
Beaune 1er Cru 'Clos du Roi' AC 2013 €43.00 €258.00
Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves' AC 2014 €54.00 5 bottles available
Corton Grand Cru AC 2012 €99.00 €599.00
Corton 'Pougets' AC AC 2012 €99.00 €599.00
White Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Pernand-Vergelesses 'Combottes' AC 2014 €39.50 €237.00
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru 'Sous Frétille' 2013 €47.50 3 bottles available
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru 'Sous Frétille' 2014 €49.50 €297.00
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru AC 2013 €110.00 €660.00

Domaine Marc Colin

(Saint-Aubin)

Born in 1944, Marc Colin established his domaine in 1970, from vineyards inherited by him and his wife, Michèle. The domaine now totals 19 ha. They have always made wines of great finesse and opulence. The Colin’s first son, Pierre-Yves, took over the winemaking duties in 1995, and left to pursue his own domaine (Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey) with wife, Caroline Morey in 2002, but not without first updating the winery, investing in new equipment and improving the vineyard management. Today the domaine is ably run by Damien and sister Caroline. The Colins farm as organically as possible but refuse to be hamstrung by dogmatically following any viticulture or winemaking philosophy. Damien is always seeking finesse and balance; he wants the wine to speak of the vineyards from which they come and has a gentle hand with new oak. He uses only the wild yeast from each vineyard and there is zero lees stirring. The results are stunning Burgundies coming from a devoted viticultural family.

Red Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Chassagne-Montrachet 'Vieilles Vignes' 2013 €26.50 €318.00
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 'Frionne' 2016 €29.95 €359.40
White Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne AC 2016 €23.50 €282.00
Saint-Aubin 'Fontenotte' AC 2016 Sold out Sold out
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 'En Remilly' AC 2016 €42.75 €513.00
Chassagne-Montrachet 'Encegnieres' AC 2015 €49.50 €594.00
Chassagne 1er Cru 'Chenevotte' 2014 €66.50 11 bottles available
Chassagne 1er Cru 'Cailleret' 2013 €69.95 5 bottles available

Domaine Patrick Javillier

(Meursault)

Daughter Marion now takes the lead in running the estate with her husband, Pierre Emmanuel. There are now ten hectares (originally 3) which extend over 14 separate appellations. 'Tillets' is a cross in style between the floral, honeyed Pulignys on one side & the mineral, chalky, stony Meursaults of 'on the other. 'Tillets' combines the characteristics of both. Meursault Les Tillets is regularly mistaken for a Premier Cru and in 2015, this quality is once again on show. The family have 1.5 hectares of vines which sit at the top of the Meursault slope. Here, temperatures are cooler than the slopes below, thereby imparting good structure and acidity. The 2015 is surprisingly taut and nervous with plenty of floral character, especially elderflower. This is a well-structured Tillets shaped by a prominent acidity and underpinned by a stony, mineral character. The 2015 fans out on the finish to reveal a layered complexity.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne ‘Cuvée des Forgets’ 2016 €27.50 €330.00
Bourgogne ‘Cuvée Oligocene’ 2016 €32.50 €390.00
Meursault ‘Les Tillets’ 2015 €59.95 €719.40

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