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BURGUNDY

Burgundy Wine Classification

Find better quality Pinot Noir from Burgundy by understanding how the wines are classified. There are over 100 "appellations," or approved wine growing areas, and these are divided into 4 levels of quality.

Regional Wines can be made from grapes grown anywhere in Burgundy and tend to be fresh, light, and lively, making them terrific sippers or aperitif wines. You will find them labeled “Bourgogne Rouge”. Don’t forget to check out the back label on these wines! They are now allowed to note the grape variety, which can be really helpful.

Village Wines The next step-up are the “Village” wines, named after the towns near to where the grapes are sourced. These wines are still fresh and fruity, with little-to-no oak, but are a tad more complex. Look for names like “Pouilly Fuisse,” “Santenay,” “Givry,” or “Mercurey.” Premier Cru Burgundy “Premier Cru” wines are from special vineyard areas within a village. These bits of vineyard are called “climats” (clee-mats) and produce wines that are a bit more intense than the regular old Village wines! This might be because of the type of soil, the way the vineyard faces the morning sun, longer aging in oak, or a myriad of other reasons.

Premier Crus are still affordable and make marvelous food wines. The label will say “Premier Cru” or “1er Cru.”

Grand Cru Burgundy are the big daddies of Bourgogne – the “Grand Cru” with famous names like Romanée Conti, La Tâche, Montrachet, etc., and a label that will proudly proclaim the "Grand Cru" status!

Although they account for just over 1% of Burgundy’s annual production, these are the wines for which people are willing to pay top dollar. Bold, powerful, complex and made for cellaring, they are the epitome of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There are a total of 33 Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy – some are just inches away from a Premier Cru vineyard.

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  1. Chandon de Briailles Organic Savigny les Beaune 'Aux Fournaux' Premier Cru 2012

    89pts Burghound

    The 2012 vintage was low yielding with only 50% of the normal crop, but with a perfect late autumn the grapes were of exceptional quality. The wines are extremely balanced, intense & vibrant.

    This Savigny-Les-Beaune ‘Aux Fournaux‘ expresses itself with freshness & fruit, together with a complex, deep structure. A rich palate, that is opulent but not heavy.

    This is a ‘bargain’ Burgundy!

    All of the Chandon de Briailles burgundies are biodynamic/organically produced & with only a tiny production is certainly the most prestigious producer in Savigny les Beaune.

    $59.00
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  2. Dom. Denis Berthaut Fixin 'Les Clos' 2009

    Now available in Singapore - a delightful Pinot Noir from Fixin, arguably the most under rated & overlooked area of Burgundy! Domaine Berthaut produce the finest & most elegant wines from Fixin. Nestled right next to the more prestigious Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin is usually known for robust, long lived wines. The Berthaut red wines however show great finesse & refinement. They are frankly one of the best kept secrets in Burgundy with their low yielding vines giving very concentrated fruit flavours. From 2008 Burgundy was blessed with a string of four vintages in a row rated 8 or 9 out of 10. 2009 was one of them & shows off 'Les Clos' at its best. Great quality & value!
    $69.00
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  3. Henri de Villamont Gevrey Chambertin 2013

    As befits a single vineyard Gevrey Chambertin, this is a structured wine, firmly rooted in tannins. Hidden beneath are black plum and cherry flavors that are raring to go—rich and sumptuous. It’s a wine for aging, so drink from 2019.
    $69.00
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  4. Dom. Denis Berthaut Fixin 'Les Crais' 2011

    "3 Most Outstanding Burgundy Releases" - Neil Martin @ RobertParker.com
    "The 25 Essential Wines of 2016" - Punch Magazine

    The Fixin region is arguably the most under rated, under priced & overlooked area of Burgundy! Nestled right next to the more prestigious Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin is traditionally known for robust, long lived wines.

    The tiny 'Les Crais' block produces this single cuvee from old vines planted in 1946 faithfully using organic production principles.

    Berthaut wines show great finesse & refinement & are the finest & most elegant wines from Burgundys' Fixin region.

    Fixin wines are frankly one of the best kept secrets in Burgundy with their low yielding vines giving very concentrated fruit flavours.

    Burgundy has been blessed with a string of four excellent vintages in a row - 2011 was one of them!

    Great quality & value!

    $69.00
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  5. Dom. Chandon de Briailles 'Les Lavieres' Organic Savigny-Les-Beaune Premier Cru 2011

    89pts - Burghound

    The 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres comes from the domaine's vines planted in 1954. It has a well-defined nose with dried herbs infusing the red plum & cranberry fruit. Slightly leafy, but is well defined & poised. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins. There is a little hardness, although the judicious dash of black pepper on the finish is welcome. This premier cru just needs to loosen up in bottle.

    $69.00
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  6. Chandon de Briailles 'Ile des Vergelesses'' Organic Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru 2014

    92pts - Robert Parker

    90pts - Burghound

    "The 2014 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses, from limestone soils, has a very terroir-driven, mineral-rich bouquet with delicate floral scents developing. The palate is crisp & linear, very well balanced and full of freshness. It exerts a gentle grip at the back of the mouth, the fruit merging red fruit with black on the finish. What a lovely Pernand-Vergelesses from Chandon de Briailles." - Robert Parker

    "This is also distinctly cool with its layered nose of restrained dark pinot fruit, earth & soft floral nuances. There is more volume & power to the slightly less refined flavors that possess excellent concentration before terminating in a mildly rustic but not really austere finish. This will need a few years of bottle age to completely flesh out but it should be drinking well after only 4 to 5 years of age." - Burghound

    $85.00
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  7. Chandon de Briailles 'Ile des Vergelesses'' Organic Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru 2015

    92pts - Burghound

    91pts - Robert Parker

    "A wonderfully fresh if somewhat reticent nose grudgingly offers up very ripe notes of dark currant, earth & a pretty range of floral elements. There is once again outstanding richness to the full-bodied, muscular & relatively powerful flavors that culminate in a noticeably warm & structured finale." - Burghound

    "The 2015 Pernand Vergelesses les Vergelesses 1er Cru comes from mainly red clayey soils with a high iron content. It has a charming bouquet with blackberry, orange rind & pressed flower notes that frankly put the three 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaunes in the shade. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, very good balance & crucially, unlike the Savigny-lès-Beaunes, there is satisfying fruité on the tensile finish. This has good potential." - Robert Parker

    $89.00
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  8. Chandon de Briailles 'Marechaude'' Organic Corton Grand Cru 2014

    94pts - Wine Spectator

    93pts - Burghound

    92pts - Robert Parker

    "A lean, racy red, featuring cherry, strawberry, spice & mineral flavors. Very compact & linear, this is nonetheless persistent & long on the aftertaste. Coiled & youthful, this will need time to unwind." - Wine Spectator

    "I did note that floral elements are evident. There is outstanding volume & good phenolic maturity to the round, velvety & overtly powerful middle weight plus flavors that possess a firm core of tannins on the mouth coating, dusty & impressively persistent finish. This is a serious Corton where patience will also be required." - Burghound

    "The 2014 Corton Les Marechaudes Grand Cru has a detailed nose of brambly red fruit, briary, pressed white flowers & limestone - really captivating aromatics ... The palate is fresh & vibrant with refined tannin. There is a gentle but persistent grip here, linear at first but opening slightly towards the citrus finish." - Robert Parker


    $169.00
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  9. Chandon de Briailles 'Bressandes'' Organic Corton Grand Cru 2014

    94pts - Wine Spectator

    93pts - Burghound

    92pts - Robert Parker

    "A lean, racy red, featuring cherry, strawberry, spice & mineral flavors. Very compact & linear, this is nonetheless persistent & long on the aftertaste. Coiled & youthful, this will need time to unwind." - Wine Spectator

    "I did note that floral elements are evident. There is outstanding volume & good phenolic maturity to the round, velvety & overtly powerful middle weight plus flavors that possess a firm core of tannins on the mouth coating, dusty & impressively persistent finish. This is a serious Corton where patience will also be required." - Burghound

    "The 2014 Corton Les Marechaudes Grand Cru has a detailed nose of brambly red fruit, briary, pressed white flowers & limestone - really captivating aromatics ... The palate is fresh & vibrant with refined tannin. There is a gentle but persistent grip here, linear at first but opening slightly towards the citrus finish." - Robert Parker


    $195.00
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