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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.

  • Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If we were to say that the intense fragrance of this lovely Pinot Noir has the perfumed cedarwood spice that might best be reminiscent of the most expensive and exclusive eau de cologne, you might just baulk at the suggestion! But it's the kind of character that sets this fragrant Burgundy apart and makes it Pinot with personality. A wine for flashes of personal expression.
  • Marchand Tawse Côte De Nuits Villages 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

  • Remoissenet St. Romain 2014

    £31.50

    £31.50

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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...
  • Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay Wine

    Chablis Jules Billaud Chardonnay 2016

    £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 reg...
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2016

    £18.00

    £18.00

    We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's las...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

    Now £15.00

    Was £16.00

    £15.00

    Winemaking is a lot more sciency than you might think. It involves complicated stuff like pre-fermenting, pigeage, pu...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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

    £13.50

    £13.50

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

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017

    £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 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 Chablis 2016 French White Wine Chardonnay

    Remoissenet Chablis 2016

    £21.00

    £21.00

    Some wine and food pairings are so quintessential that it borders on culinary treason to let certain meals go unaccom...
  • Remoissenet Gevrey Chambertin Red Wine Pinot Noir

    Remoissenet Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2014

    £49.00

    £49.00

    Now, we're not the biggest fans of Napoleon. Shock, we know, sorry to disappoint all those that came here for Napoleo...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 a...
  • 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...
  • Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' Chardonnay 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' Chardonnay 2015

    £13.50

    £13.50

    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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