$275 INTRODUCTION TO BURGUNDY WHITE CASE
Here are some of the White Burgundies that we think best introduce the Elden Selections palate. We’re not into oaky Chardonnay. We like our whites to be fresh, lively and complex, showing off the diversity of Burgundian minerality
You can taste the ‘terroir’ in Elden Selections White Burgundy, from Chablis, through the Cote de Beaune and onward to the south.
INCLUDES 2 BOTTLES OF EACH
Chateau de Chamilly Montagny 1er Cru ‘Les Burnins’ 2015
From the southern reaches of the Cote Chalonnaise, the wines of Montagny are among the best value in White Burgundy. With a unique and dusty minerality that many compare to a suave left-bank Chablis, the wines also profit from their southern position, so ripeness and maturity yield seductive and charming Chardonnay. This premier cru ‘Les Burnins’ has a mineral attack with orange blosson floral notes and spicy round fruit. Rich and smoky, with green apple acidity and a touch of butter. Good long finish carried by the minerality
Domaine Borgeot Bourgogne ‘Clos de la Carbonade’ 2015
This single-vineyard Bourgogne ‘Clos de la Carbonade’ is wholly owned by the Borgeots. And the wine they make there is the greatest surprise on our list. It’s a small parcel, located in the village of Bouzeron, the northernmost village of the Cote Chalonnaise. But don’t be fooled by its modest pedigree: the ‘Clos de la Carbonade’ has something special about it. And year after year we see remarkable wines that far outshine appellations much grander than Bourgogne. The Borgeot’s can’t explain it…yet. But there is a geological study underway to see what makes this parcel tick.
Domaine Jean Fery Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Vergelesses' Blanc 2011
Yes, we admit, it can be complicated! There is this WHITE Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Vergelesses', but the domain also makes both a red Savigny-les Beaune 1er Cru and a red Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru ‘Les Vergelesses’ as well. To make things even more complicated, the Pernand 'Vergelesses' and the two Savigny 'Vergelesses' touch another Pernand premier cru called 'Ile des Vergelesses'! Sorry! We do our best to keep it all simple and clear. In addition to being the most complicated corner of the Savigny valley, it is also the most interesting. This Savigny white is an eye-catcher, with a greeny-gold hint. Fresh, elegant fruit notes with spice tones and a hint of honey and flinty smokiness.
Domaine Oudin Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vaucoupins’ 2014
The uppermost right bank premier cru, situated between Fley and Chichée, and the next valley over from the premier cru Mont de Milieu, this 2011 Oudin Vaucoupin is ripe and fresh, subtle with a touch of salt. Lively and powerful, yet controlled enough to allow the minerality and purity to sing.
Domaine Oudin Chablis 2014
Classic sweet river rock minerality and floral freshness, this is a meticulous perfectionists’ Chablis ‘tout-court’ (as the locals call the ‘village’ appellation). This wine is at its peak now and will remain there.
Jean-Jacques Girard Savigny les Beaune White 2015
Jean-Jacques Girard knows Savigny les Beaune. And while 85% of Savigny is red, there is a lovely strain of minerality that comes out of this valley. and with the village appellation Savigny les Beaune blanc, Jean Jaques shows us what is possible. The nose is like an apple orchard, fresh fruit and apple pie spices in the air. Rich, supple, pure, and then a bite of that pie! This one is ripe, fresh and shows a good deal of complexity.