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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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  • 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 ...
  • Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    Mâcon Rouge Terres Secrètes 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    We all have secrets, for example nobody knows that Keyser Söze is really Kevin Spacey, seriously he just made up his wh...
  • Maison Dousset Petit Chablis 2017

    Maison Dousset Petit Chablis 2017

    £14.00

    £14.00

    We understand that wines such as this are labelled Petit Chablis because the grapes are grown just outside Chablis prope...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Remoissenet 'Renommee' Pinot Noir 2014 Red Wine

    Remoissenet 'Renommee' Pinot Noir 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 t...
  • Remoissenet Givry Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Remoissenet Givry Pinot Noir 2016

    £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...
  • Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet White Wine France

    Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet 2016

    £50.00

    £50.00

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

    Remoissenet Rully Blanc Chardonnay 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 vin...

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