One single limestone escarpment in the middle of France produces the most highly regarded dry white wines in the world as well as many of the most sought-after reds too. This ‘Golden Slope’ – the Côte d’Or – is planted almost exclusively with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and its map resonates with world famous names such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet.
Chablis in the north and the Mâconnais in the south, are renowned for flinty and sun-filled Chardonnays respectively. Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint-Véran are favoured hilly parts of the large Mâcon area.
Burgundies, both red and white, are great choices for dinner parties and, when correctly aged, can prove the most memorable bottles ever.
Product Code: BW04611The Guillemots are a delightful couple with a small vineyard that they cultivate themselves along organic/bio-dynamic lines. Their wine sees not an iota of oak, instead all that sun-drenched flavour is purely from the grapes themselves. More »Viré-ClesséChardonnayWhite - Dry & full13.0%Fillet of brill on a bed of samphire with a shrimp sauce
Product Code: BW07510Spicy and concentrated, succulent and juicy, this has brilliant apricot character and a lovely thread of lemony acidity. It is wines like this that have catapulted Vincent Girardin from small grower to much-lauded major player. More »Savigny-lès-BeauneChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked13.5%Wild mushrooms on sourdough toast
Product Code: BR01709Rich with dense black cherries, very well balanced with ripe tannins and freshness offsetting the concentration. This wine comes from Vincent Girardin's home village of Santenay, although he has now moved into large premises in Meursault. More »SantenayPinot NoirRed - Medium-bodied13.5%Smoked chicken and asparagus terrine
Product Code: BW10709Fresh, almost zippy fruit that is very long in the mouth and has lemony and mineral notes. The texture is silky and there is real power here. A superb wine produced by go-ahead couple, Vincent and Véronique Girardin. More »Chassagne-MontrachetChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked13.5%Parmesan and truffle flan with a red pepper coulis
Product Code: BW12109Domaine Leflaive owns 80% of Clavoillon, producing a wine that is distinctly nutty with a tight mineral edge, combining the best qualities of both deep and thin soils. It is cultivated using mostly horses. Always ages well. More »Puligny-MontrachetChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked13.5%Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with tempura-battered vegetables
Product Code: BW12708With a smoky nose, this is a lovely racy wine with a savoury edge, a direct result of Folatières' position on the upper slopes. The fruit is sweet - yellow plums - and it normally drinks earlier than other Leflaive 1er crus. More »Puligny-MontrachetChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked13.5%Courgette flowers stuffed with a light mousseline of crab
Product Code: BW12905In his Bienvenues, Vincent Girardin achieves both fatness as well as finesse - that elusive balance of a truly great wine. Rich, powerful, succulent and peachy, it gives impressive early drinking or great complexity with age. More »Puligny-MontrachetChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked13.5%Shrimp, avocado and sun-dried tomato tartlets
Product Code: BW12906In his Bienvenues, Vincent Girardin achieves both fatness as well as finesse - that elusive balance of a truly great wine. Rich, powerful, succulent and peachy, it gives impressive early drinking or great complexity with age. More »Puligny-MontrachetChardonnayWhite - Dry & oaked14.0%Shrimp, avocado and sun-dried tomato tartlets