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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 £11.25

    Was £12.50

    £11.25

    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...
  • 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 Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 2016

    £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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meursault Les Narvaux Boyer Martenot Chardonnay
    The origins of Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot are very much like Romeo & Juliet; "two households both alike in dignity a...
  • 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...
  • Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne 'Les Setilles' Chardonnay 2016
    This is a wine for those in the know, it's like a speak easy that requires are secret knock and a password derived fr...
  • Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017

    £12.00

    £12.00

    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 2016

    £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 2016 - 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...
  • 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 Givry Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Remoissenet Givry Pinot Noir 2014

    £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 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...
  • Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' Chardonnay 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Viré Clessé 'Les Fargettes' Chardonnay 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    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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