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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.

  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

    £15.75

    £15.75

    A golden yellow, medium-bodied chardonnay with a rounded and fruity palate and beautifully mineral finish.
  • Roche de Bellene 'Bellenos' Rosé 2016

    Now £11.00

    Was £12.50

    £11.00

    Fresh scent of herbs after early dew. Hints of cut strawberries and peaches ripening in morning sun...only a wine? are you sure?

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

    Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Chardonnay 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013 Vegan Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton Pinot Noir 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...
  • Mâcon-Villages Cave de Lugny 2016 French Wine

    Mâcon-Villages Cave de Lugny 2016

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Incredibly high standards of winemaking for the price. This is an astonishingly well-loved Oddbins favourite and one ...
  • Nuiton Beaunoy Beaune 2014 Vegan Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Beaune 2014

    £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 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune 2015

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Like a big warm hug around the hills of the Côtes d'Or, the Nuiton-Beanoy cooperative sources grapes from all a...
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

    £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 w...
  • 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 us...
  • Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages Chardonnay VV 2015

    Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages Chardonnay 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

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Planning a genteel picnic? Having a restrained mid-week meal of turbot and buttery new potatoes? Or perhaps looking f...

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