The domaine was hit hard by spring frosts, especially in Auxey-Duresses, resulting in a 60-80% reduction in the harvest. Quality has benefited, with intense, concentrated fruit producing rich wines which nevertheless have wonderful floral aromatic elegance.
Each year we sell out of the Bourgogne Chardonnay within a few months of it landing, so we suggest securing yours now, especially in this small vintage; ditto the Auxey-Duresses, the best 'proper' village white burgundy we know at such an affordable price.
The Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Enseignères' lieu dit has just the right level of additional tautness and elegance to make it worth purchasing over the village wine. As for the Folatières 1er Cru, perhaps the approachable character of 2019 has made it more apparent than ever what a stunning wine this is. The level of finesse and delicacy took us by surprise, brilliant value at £260 IB for six bottles and one of our top picks of all the white burgundies we have tasted so far in 2019.
These are superb, honest wines which take you right into the heart of one of the Côte d'Or's most prized wine villages, without any of the associated elevated prices. We recommend adding them to your cellar while they are available.
Offered en primeur, landing Autumn 2021.
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Auxey Duresses Blanc
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£240 per case of 12
Tasting NotesIncreased concentration over the generic wine, but more refined and precise at the same time too. Nose shows white and exotic fruits, with really focused acidity. White peach and pears on the palate and a background of carefully judged oak. RKL
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Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru
2019 / 3 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
Tasting NotesTremendous delicacy and finesse here, and yet at the same time this is undoudtedly more concentrated than any of the wines which precede it. A very clear, textbook progression to 1er cru. White flowers and fruits on the nose and some flinty minerality. This is more approachable than any previous Folatieres we have tried from cask. RKL