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Burgundy Wines

The wonderful thing about Burgundy is that, despite fusty appearances, it’s one of the most dynamic wine regions around; guaranteed to surprise, year in, year out. There are two factors at play here, the first of which is the weather. Burgundy has short-ish summers, chilly winters, spring frosts and hail. This hazardous weather can be very localised, meaning one vineyard can be severely damaged, while a few miles away another winemaker can have a great year. Although this can make yields unpredictable, the quality is never in question. Plus, we’re watching out for you, so we’ll only stock great wines.

The second factor is their inheritance laws, which mean that vineyards are divided equally between the owner’s children. So, when a winery owner in Burgundy dies, vineyards may be passed to any number of children with very different views on how it should be run. This means that, with every generation, Burgundy receives a regular shake up.

The reds, made from Pinot Noir, are perennially popular in both the traditional, oaky styles and the more modern, fruit-driven styles. But white Burgundy sells particularly well at Oddbins. You guys love it. Which means that you love Chardonnay! “Who? Me? But I can’t stand it!” *Grinning like a Cheshire Cat* “Yup! White Burgundy IS Chardonnay. Chablis? Chardonnay. Maçon? Chardonnay. Pouilly-Fuissé? Chardonnay! Apologies if this is not news to you, but we’re sure you share our good-natured mirth…

So, who are the ones to watch? Well, producers Albert Bichot and Verget are two of our favourites, because they are über-exciting and reliably good-value. The former has teamed up with the sommelier from the Michelin-starred Restaurant Bernard Loiseau, to create wines named after the restaurant’s famous founder and they are special creations indeed. Keep an eye out because these are coming soon.

  • Bourgogne Blanc Posanges 2015

    Now £13.00

    Was £14.00

    £13.00

    You might think that Burgundy is a bit stuck in its ways. We beg to differ. This modern wine simply respects its history.
  • Bourgogne Rouge Posanges 2015

    Now £13.50

    Was £15.00

    £13.50

    Pinot Noir is a delicate grape, but Remoissenet knows how to take care of the gentle. Eloquent notes of crunchy red berries, toasted cedar and mushroom.

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  • Alain Chavy Chassagne-Montrachet, 'Les Chenes' 2013 France White Wine

    Alain Chavy Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Chenes' 2013

    £45.00

    £45.00

    While Patsy and Eddie (our old pals off of Ab Fab) may not think so, many people think that simplicity is the ultimat...
  • Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet 2013 Vegetarian White Wine

    Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet 2013

    £45.00

    £45.00

    In 1994, the Domaine Gérard Chavy family estate was split in two between brothers Alain and Jean-Louis, who ha...
  • Alain Geoffroy Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2015

    Alain Geoffroy Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2015

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Domaine Alain Geoffroy have let Oddbins in on a little-known secret about a certain singer-songwriter and this Chabli...
  • Alain Geoffroy Petite Chablis White Wine France

    Alain Geoffroy Petite Chablis 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Imagine (insert here your favourite actor) dressed in white linen emerging from an orchard swinging a basket of fresh...
  • Albert Bichot Chablis French Wine 2015

    Albert Bichot Chablis 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back a whopping six generations. That means that they were making wine when...
  • Albert Bichot Meursault 2013 French White Wine

    Albert Bichot Meursault 2013

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Meursault is the silk-clad Prince Charming of Burgundy; it is an idyllic village, known to wine lovers everywhere for...
  • Bourgogne Blanc Posanges 2015

    Bourgogne Blanc Posanges 2015

    Now £13.00

    Was £14.00

    £13.00

    You might think that Burgundy is a bit stuck in its ways. There's often coats-of-arms on the bottles and wine making ...
  • Bourgogne Rouge Posanges 2015

    Bourgogne Rouge Posanges 2015

    Now £13.50

    Was £15.00

    £13.50

    One of Burgundy's charms is it's so difficult to get right, it's an unforgiving climate and Pinot Noir is a fragile h...
  • Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons Domaine Long Depaquit 2012

    Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons Domaine Long Depaquit 2014

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Domaine Long-Depaquit winery was founded in 1791 and has built a reputation as one of the top estates in Chablis. The...
  • Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Far and away the most successful Chablis in our range over the past few years, this white wine is loved and adored by...
  • Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu 2013

    Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu 2013

    £19.00

    £19.00

    When is organic wine not organic? Well, when you're too ethical to be organic of course! Wait what, isn't that like b...
  • Domaine Parisse Macon Fuisse 2015 Vegan White Wine

    Domaine Parisse Mâcon Fuissé 2015

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Now, we're going to tell you something but you need to promise not to scream... Macon-Fuisse is made with Chardonnay,...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013 Vegan Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013

    £35.00

    £35.00

    This is why you have to love Burgundy; you can say what you like about the beautiful new world Pinots of Oregon or Ne...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

    £15.75

    £15.75

    A classical Burgundy white wine from vineyards in Santenay showcasing consistence and finesse in abundance. The Bour...
  • Maison Albert Bichot 'Loiseau-Bichot' Gevrey-Chambertin
    If you are planning a very lovely dinner party, plan your menu around this Burgundian bombshell. It has been lovingly...
  • Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot Burgundy Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot 2011

    £110.00

    £110.00

    The source of this great wine comes from within the unique, walled vineyard of Clos Vougeot. The Cistercian monks enc...
  • Marchand Tawse Gevrey 1er Burgundy
    The Marchand Tawse Gevrey is a vivacious and pure red wine. The Perrière delights the palate with notes of buc...
  • Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2013 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Nuits Saint Georges 2013

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Want to revisit the 60s? If this wine was transposed into a song- it'd be the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. 'L...
  • Nuiton Beaunoy Beaune 2013 Vegan Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Beaune 2013

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Imagine gliding over the Côte d'Or, taking off from the rooftops of Beaune and drifting over the undulations of...
  • Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2015 Vegan Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    There's an admirable note of distinction to this fine red Santenay that's hard to pin down. While it's light and quit...
  • Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Bourgogne Aligote is a white wine from the well known Burgundy region in France. The grapes are mechanically harveste...
  • Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages VV 2015

    Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages VV 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Macon Villages wine displays richness and depth that is signature to the wineries traditional methods. Weeks of ferme...
  • Prieuré Saint Côme Chablis 2014 - 375ml

    Prieuré Saint Côme Chablis 2014 - 375ml

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Planning a genteel picnic? Having a restrained mid-week meal of turbot and buttery new potatoes? Or perhaps looking f...
  • Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru 'Champs Gains'

    Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru 'Champs Gains' 1997

    £29.00

    £29.00

    'Puligny, will you marry me darling?' 'Why yes, Oddbins, I love you!' *Wakes up with a start* Oh cripes, we've been d...
  • Remoissenet Chablis French White Wine Chardonnay

    Remoissenet Chablis 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    A classic high quality Chablis, very pure, beautifully mineral with a touch of oak on the palate. Great persistence o...
  • Remoissenet Gevrey Chambertin Red Wine Pinot Noir

    Remoissenet Gevrey Chambertin 2014

    £49.00

    £49.00

    Fragrant notes of red fruit and subtle gamey aromas. The palate is muscular yet with ripe tannins and very good conce...
  • Remoissenet Givry Rouge Red Wine

    Remoissenet Givry 2014

    £22.00

    £22.00

    The givry offers notes of cassis buds, red berries and spice on the nose and palate with very pure, fresh finish. The...
  • Roche de Bellene 'Bellenos' Rosé 2016 Vegetarian Wine

    Roche de Bellene 'Bellenos' Rosé 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Legend has it that to place one's hand on the fabled Rock of Bellene is to know more of the world. It's subtle, let's...
  • Roche de Bellene Chassagne Montrachet 2013 Vegetarian White Wine

    Roche de Bellene Chassagne Montrachet 2013

    £44.00

    £44.00

    This wine is hand harvested and using only natural yeast before the grapes are gently pressed and the juice transferr...
  • Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    This little number will put a cheeky smile on your face or perhaps even a slight grin, but try not to let the wine dr...

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