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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.

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  • Albert Bichot Chablis French Wine 2015

    Albert Bichot Chablis 2015

    £17.75

    £17.75

    Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back a whopping six generations. That means that they were making wine when...
  • Albert Bichot Macon Pierreclos 2016 Red Burgundy

    Albert Bichot Mâcon Pierreclos 2016

    Now £10.80

    Was £12.00

    £10.80

    Albert Bichot's family wine business goes back so far that it coincided with Beethoven composing his Fifth Symphony, ...
  • Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay Wine

    Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay 2017

    £22.00

    £22.00

    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 Chardonnay 2015

    Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourneaux Chardonnay 2015

    £32.00

    £32.00

    So Chablis. Right, it's bone dry, no oak, you might even say steely. Fetch it from a posh Premier Cru vineyard and th...
  • Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    Collovray & Terrier St Veran Chardonnay 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    It's a common plot line in films, or probably literature and history, that allies will marry into one another's famil...
  • Collovray Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

    Collovray Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    The story of Collovray & Terrier seems like a classic rom-com such as Wedding Crashers, just without Vince Vaughan's ...
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2017

    Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2017

    £19.00

    £19.00

    We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's las...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

    £15.75

    £15.75

    A classical Burgundy white wine from vineyards in Santenay showcasing consistence and finesse in abundance. The Bour...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Winemaking is a lot more sciency than you might think. It involves complicated stuff like pre-fermenting, pigeage, pu...
  • Justin Girardin Pommard Red Wine Burgundy France

    Justin Girardin Pommard 2016

    £36.00

    £36.00

    A great Burgundy worthy of its reputation. An intense bright red colour , a powerful nose. The mouth is round and ample ...
  • Le Meurger Macon Villages 2017 - *Web Exclusive*

    Le Meurger Mâcon-Villages 2017 - *Web Exclusive*

    £14.00

    £14.00

    The Chardonnay grapes for Le Meurger Mâcon-Villages are grown on the hillsides of Macon, around the Vire-Clesse area. T...
  • Maison Dousset Chablis 2018 - *Web Exclusive*

    Maison Dousset Chablis 2018 - *Web Exclusive*

    Now £14.40

    Was £18.00

    £14.40

    Chablis is a brilliantly versatile wine when it comes to pairing with foods, and Maison Dousset's Chablis is no exceptio...
  • Maison Dousset Petit Chablis 2018

    Maison Dousset Petit Chablis 2018

    £14.50

    £14.50

    We understand that wines such as this are labelled Petit Chablis because the grapes are grown just outside Chablis prope...
  • Marchand Tawse Cote De Nuits Villages Pinot Noir French Wine 2013

    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 to...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If w...
  • Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2018

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Bourgogne Aligote is a white wine from the well known Burgundy region in France. The grapes are mechanically harveste...
  • Potel Aviron CoBo French Red Wine

    Potel-Aviron CoBo 2018

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through us...
  • Macon Villages Potel Aviron 2016

    Potel-Aviron Mâcon Villages Chardonnay 2017

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Macon Villages wine displays richness and depth that is signature to the wineries traditional methods. Weeks of ferme...
  • Remoissenet Givry Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Remoissenet Givry Pinot Noir 2016

    £23.00

    £23.00

    The givry offers notes of cassis buds, red berries and spice on the nose and palate with very pure, fresh finish. The...
  • 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 sp...

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