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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.

  • Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    A bargain of a Burgundy - warm golden citrus, ripe stone fruit with lingering complexities of stony minerality and subtle oak.
  • Albert Bichot Mâcon Pierreclos 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Bursting with cherry, plum and spices on the nose, with intense fruit flavours on the palate
    Classic Burgundy!

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  • 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 Chablis P...
  • 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 freshly ...
  • Albert Bichot Macon Pierreclos 2015 Red Burgundy

    Albert Bichot Mâcon Pierreclos 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back so far that it coincided with Beethoven composing his Fifth Symphony, an ...
  • Albert Bichot Saint-Romain 2012 French White Wine

    Albert Bichot Saint-Romain 2012

    £26.00

    £26.00

    And very saintly it is too! It is incredibly approachable, with a natural grace that seems to shine down from above. A s...
  • Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé 2015

    Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé 2015

    £16.00

    £16.00

    The first traces of the Bichot family track back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Châtea...
  • Chablis Jules Billaud Burgundy Wine

    Chablis Jules Billaud 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    There's a lot of fuss in Chablis about a precocious new talent called Samuel Billaud, of Billaud-Simon fame. He's regard...
  • Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux 2015

    Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux 2015

    £29.00

    £29.00

    So Chablis. Right, it's bone dry, no oak, you might even say steely. Fetch it from a posh Premier Cru vineyard and then ...
  • Domaine Parisse Macon Fuisse 2015 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, in...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013 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 New Z...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Chorey Les Beaune 2013 Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Chorey Les Beaune 2013

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Do you not think Burgundy has too much good stuff? They've got Dijon mustard, the king of mustards! There's actual musta...
  • 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 Bou...
  • Justin Girardin Santenay Clos Rousseau premier Cru 2014

    Justin Girardin Santenay Clos Rousseau Premier Cru 2014

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Twelve generations. A whole heap of winemaking knowledge. A range of fantastic wines. There's something to say for liste...
  • L'Aurore Mâcon-Villages 2015 - HALF BOTTLE - 375ml

    L'Aurore Mâcon-Villages 2015 - HALF BOTTLE - 375ml

    £7.25

    £7.25

    It's so cute! Aw! Look at the ickle thing! Hmm, explain myself? Well, the super-duper Burgundian co-operative, Cave de L...
  • Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny White Wine

    Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    ***Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014*** An absolutely delicious classic white Burgundy, with the br...
  • Marchand Tawse Cote De Nuits Villages French Wine

    Marchand Tawse Côte De Nuits Villages 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    The winemaker wiped paranoid perspiration from his forehead as he typed the final words: 'So, I've decided t...
  • Marchand Tawse Corton French Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2013

    £65.00

    £65.00

    With a cellar potential of up to 20 years this wine must look a bit like a young Bob Dylan-expressive yet possessing hug...
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If we w...
  • Santenay Nuiton Beaunoy

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2014

    £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 quite d...
  • Potel Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 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 harvested b...
  • Potel Aviron CoBo French Red Wine

    Potel-Aviron CoBo 2015

    £10.75

    £10.75

    A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through using...
  • 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 fermenta...
  • 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 dayd...
  • Burgundy Remoissenet 'Renommee' Red Wine

    Remoissenet 'Renommee' 2014

    £18.50

    £18.50

    The Renommee is a Burgundy red wine produced solely from Pinot Noir grapes, giving its medium cherry red colour. On the ...
  • Remoissenet Beaune 1er Cru Red Wine France

    Remoissenet Beaune Premier Cru 2014

    £33.00

    £33.00

    A complex red wine from master winemaker Claudie Jobard which is another high quality wine from the Burgundy winery. Thr...
  • Remoissenet Chablis French White Wine Chardonnay

    Remoissenet Chablis 2014

    £21.00

    £21.00

    A classic high quality Chablis, very pure, beautifully mineral with a touch of oak on the palate. Great persistence on t...
  • 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 wi...
  • Remoissenet Meursault 'Les Cras' Burgundy Red Wine

    Remoissenet Meursault 'Les Cras' 2014

    £60.00

    £60.00

    Real richness and complexity on the nose, honey hints and buttery vanilla with tea leaves notes. The palate is racy with...
  • Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet White Wine France

    Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet 2014

    £50.00

    £50.00

    An exceptionally fine wine, with fresh ripe fruit, refined elegance and the steely backbone of acidity, a classic Pulign...
  • Remoissenet Rully Blanc White Wine France

    Remoissenet Rully Blanc 2014

    £21.50

    £21.50

    This white wine from Burgundy boasts the roundness of the Rully terroir but also the mineral from the lively 2014 vintag...
  • Remoissenet Saint. Romain White Chardonnay Wine

    Remoissenet St. Romain 2014

    £31.50

    £31.50

    A fine example of a Chardonnay from Burgundy with excellent flavours of white fruits stemming from the late picking alon...
  • Remoissenet Vosne Romanee Red Wine

    Remoissenet Vosne Romanee 2014

    £55.00

    £55.00

    The Vosne Romanee red wine from Burgundy offers a robust and sweetness for a still very young wine. Red fruits and spice...
  • Roche de Bellene 'Bellenos' Rosé 2016

    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 sa...
  • Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' White Wine Burgundy France

    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 dribb...

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