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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 & 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 Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Far and away the most successful Chablis in our range over the past few years, this white wine is loved and adored by...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Vire Clesse 2016

    Marchand Tawse Vire Clesse 2016

    £19.50

    £19.50

    It is said that you can't buy class, usually by an aristocrat upset that a member of the nouveau riche has turned up to ...
  • 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 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 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...

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