The start of our Burgundy 2020 En Primeur campaign is upon us and with the release of our Vintage Report (which you can find here), we are delighted to share with you our Wishlist, comprising all the producers we will be offering. Getting your Wishlist in early will give you the chance to be notified as soon as the wines are released and the opportunity to purchase first. Please note that some wines are incredibly limited and sold by allocation only. As always, we will prioritise allocations to customers with balanced orders across the vintage.
Pierre Bart is the sixth generation at Domaine Bart. Since 2009 he has been running the domaine and its 22 ha of vines together with his mother and uncle, keeping a strong focus on Marsannay. His grandmother comes from the same family as Domaine Bruno Clair. The key focus of the domaine is the balance of fruit, acidity and tannins. There are no big extracted wines here, but rather a respect for the precision and elegance of the fruit. Great value.
Ghislaine Barthod's wines are considered to be in the upper échelons of Chambolle-Musigny. Her style is one of refinement and purity; each wine clearly speaks of its terroir. Ghislaine extracts gently in the cellar and uses a maximum of 30% new oak for the Premiers Crus to ensure the purest fruit expression.
This sought-after domaine comprises 22 ha with a small parcel in Corton-Charlemagne. The estate is now managed by Chisa Bize and continues to be a reference point for top Savigny-lès-Beaune, both white and red. The wines are beautifully elegant, balanced and vibrant. It is no surprise that the domaine enjoys such a following.
Blain-Gagnard, located in the village of Chassagne, was formed in 1980 when Jean-Marc Blain married Claudine Gagnard. Jean-Marc runs a meticulous cellar with the help of his son Marc-Antonin. These pure, elegant wines are always approachable in youth but have an incredible capacity of ageing.
Louis Boillot is the partner of Ghislaine Barthod and they share a cellar in Chambolle. For those in the know, he is quietly going about making first rate wines at reasonable prices. His delicious Volnays deserve a place in any discerning collection.
The great etstae crafts exceptionally pure, expressive wines with an energetic mineral backbone. Grandson of Etienne Sauzet, Jean-Marc established the Domaine in 1985. The estate is now run by his daughter Lydie. The white wines are characterised by terrific concentration, class and a wonderful expression of their prime terroir.
Bouchard Père et Fils is the largest vineyard owner in the Côte d’Or. Their holdings include some of the finest parcels including Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte, Montrachet and Bonnes-Mares. Their unrivalled range offer more precision, tension and terroir-expression than ever before.
Brothers Jean-Luc and Eric produce top quality wines from sites in Gevrey and Vosne. The style is one of fruit concentraton, silky tannins and refined structure. 'Mes Favourite' and 'Symphonie' from Gevrey are to be particularly recommended. There is good value to be found here.
Philippe Colin in Chassagne produces outstanding wines over 13 ha. He has an impressive selection of vineyards, including some Chevalier-Montrachet. He adopts a philosophy of minimal intervention in the vineyards. In recent years he has been experimenting with large barrels to provide better wood integration. These delightful wines combine power with elegance and offer much pleasure.
Owner and winemaker Jacqueline crafts beautiful wines from Puligny-Montrachet which offer terrific precision and finesse. We just wish there was more than 2.5 hectares! Also, watch out for the delicous, great value Bourgogne Blanc 'Les Petit Poiriers' and Coteaux Bourguignons, too. Under the radar but not to be overlooked.
This charming 11 ha domaine comprises three Meursault Premiers Crus and 0.5 ha of 1er Cru Les Blanchots-Dessus in Chassagne-Montrachet, situated just under Montrachet. The cellar is maintained at a cold temperature which means that malolactic fermentations can take a long time. The wines are often the last to be shipped, so patience is needed, but there is no doubt about the quality of the wines.
Domaine Faiveley is one of the leading producers in Burgundy with over 120 ha of vines in some of the most sought after vineyards in Burgundy, including 12 ha of Grands Crus. Not to be missed is the Gevrey 1er Cru Clos des Issarts, a Monopole to the Domaine.
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, in Chassagne-Montrachet, was formed in 1985 when Richard Fontaine married Laurence Gagnard. Céline Fontaine started working with her father in 2007 and has taken over the running of the Domaine. The wines are extremely elegant, complex and precise.
Etienne Grivot took over from his father in 1990, and in recent years, Mathilde and Hubert have taken on an increasingly active role. The Domaine extends overs 15 ha across 22 appellations with holdings in Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Clos de Vougeot, Échezeaux and Richebourg. The vines average 40 to 50 years old. In the cellar, the grapes are 100% de-stemmed. These are stunningly elegant wines which possess wonderful precision and finesse.
Domaine AF Gros is owned by Anne-Françoise who inherited vineyards in Savigny, Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Echézeaux and Richebourg from her parents Jean and Jeanine Gros. Her daughter Caroline and son, Mathias, have now taken charge and continue to make extremely classic, elegant wines with great ageing potential. The Moulin-a-Vent is a wonderful entry to this producer for those with less deep pockects.
We are pleased to welcome Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume to our selection. Based in Santanay, the estate comprises 9 ha of vines from Beaune to Santenay including Pommard, Volnay and Auxey-Duresses. The wines are crafted with minimal intervention. Harvest and sorting are done by hand. These are beautifully terroir-expressive wines and not to be missed.
Domaine Lafarge has about 10 ha in some of the best plots in Volnay. Biodynamic principles are followed and the wines are allowed to express the individual characters of each terroir. In recent years, Frédéric has introduced a number of innovations including manual destemming for some cuvées. In the cellar, the wines are handled as gently as possible, and oak ageing is kept to a minimum and there is virtually no filtration. We are pleased to also offer the family’s exciting new project in Beaujolais, Lafarge Vial. The offering includes delicious wines from Chiroubles, Fleurie and Côte de Brouilly.
Domaine Leflaive consistently produces some of the most iconic white wines from Puligny, which effortlessly marry power, elegance and tension. The wines are beautifully expressive and intense, with an amazing mineral energy which is the hallmark of this great Domaine. These are amongst the most collectable and revered wines in all of Burgundy.
The Domaines Leflaive wines are produced outside Puligny from vineyards in the Mâconnais which they own, and from fruit sourced from trusted growers in the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune. The grapes are grown using biodynamic principles and are vinified in the same way as the wines of the Domaine. All these wines can be enjoyed young but will develop even greater complexity with age.
A dynamic and extremely talented winemaker, Benjamin Leroux made a name for himself at Domaine du Comte Armand where he was the general manager until 2014. Wines are produced from over 20 vineyards but this remains very much a micro-winery. Apart from 4 ha owned by the Domaine, grapes are purchased from trusted growers, most of whom are either organic or biodynamic.
We are pleased to welcome Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair to our offering. The Liger-Belair family has owned vineyards for 250 years. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the family vines as the winemaker, thus creating Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. The estate owns choice parcels in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, Beaujolais-Villages and Moulin-à-Vent.
The estate has 11 ha around the Corton hill, producing 16 appellations in total. It is located in the center of Ladoix-Serrigny on the RN974 – the main road through Burgundy – just south of where the Côte de Nuits meets the Côte de Beaune. Michel Mallard took over from his father in 2005 and is now running the family estate with his parents’ help, while also making wines at Domaine d’Eugenie in Vosne.
Located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Domaine Jean-Marc Millot has an impressive array of vineyards in the Côte de Nuits which includes the 1er Cru of Vosne Romanée Les Suchots and the Grands Crus of Echézeaux, Clos de Vougeout and Grands-Echézeaux. Jean-Marc and his daughter Alix have a reputation for making extremely classic and age-worthy wines. Be sure to look out for the excellent Côte de Nuits Villages 'Aux Faulques'.
One of the great estates in Burgundy, Domaine de Montille produces incredibly elegant and understated wines. Established by Hubert de Montille, who inherited a few Volnay vines in 1951, the estate now comprises 17 ha. The wines had a reputation for requiring a long time to reach maturity but under Etienne de Montille, with the help of Chef de Cave Brian Sieve, the aromatic complexity of the wines has been brought to the fore.
Domaine Marc Morey is one of the best addresses in ChassagneMontrachet. Sabine Mollard, as the fourth generation, continues the work of her predecessors. Her wines are textbook Chassagne-Montrachet combining tension and freshness with richness and effortless power. The wines drink very well early but, with age in the cellar, they take on added depth and complexity.
Established in 1552, Domaine Rebourgeon-Mure is one of the oldest family-owned estates in Burgundy. Historically based in Pommard, the Domaine now stretches over Volnay and Beaune. Rebourgeon-Mure craft wines from 7 ha over 12 different appellations, offering wine lovers an unparalleled chance to explore the subtle nuances of the domaine’s lieux dits. Charming wines of intense purity, balance and elegance are released year after year, reflecting the domaine’s incredible terroirs and meticulous winemaking practices.
Nicolas Potel took his first steps as a winemaker at Domaine de la Pousse d’Or where he worked with his father in the cellar. Following his father he founded Domaine de Bellène with vineyards in Santenay, Saint-Romain, Volnay, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. Some years later he established a négotiant business called Maison Roche de Bellène sourcing grapes from trusted growers in some of the most prestigious vineyards in Burgundy.
Domaine Georges Roumier is one of the greatest estates in Burgundy. Christophe Roumier crafts extraordinarily refined wines which focus on pure terroir expression. As always, competition for an allocation will be keen.
Under Gérard Boudot, Domaine Sauzet has become one of the most respected estates in Burgundy. Based in Puligny-Montrachet, the Domaine has followed a biodynamic approach since 2010. The wines display remarkable energy and precision with wonderful terroir expression. These days, Gérard runs the estate with his son-in-law, Benoît Riffault. With some of the most sought-after white wines in Burgundy, do please register interest early if you would like to request an allocation.
Domaine Taupenot-Merme is located in Morey-Saint-Denis and Romain has been in charge since 1998. His wines are pure and elegant and they focus on transparency rather than power. Romain follows organic principles and adopts a gentle approach in the cellar which enable his wines to express each terroir with clarity. Watch out for the excellent Morey 1er Cru La Riotte.
Aurélien is an extremely talented winemaker who established his own domaine in 2008. He focuses on the vineyards and follows organic principles, in the foot-steps of his father who was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture in Burgundy. His wines are all about freshness and pure crystalline fruit. Located in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, his higher altitude vineyards produce a cooler style of wine, which in the increasingly solar years is a real blessing.
The most recent of the Dauvissat domaines in Chablis, Domaine Agnès and Didier Dauvissat released its first vintage in 1989. It now stretches over 10 ha, with parcels in Petit Chablis, Chablis village and the premier cru Beauroy. Florent, their son, is now at the helm of the property, crafting vibrant, zesty and mineral Chablis. Despite being a relatively recent producer, Domaine Agnès and Didier Dauvissat is already making a name for itself with their pure expressions of Chardonnay.
William Fèvre has become the benchmark for classic Chablis. Since William founded his domaine in 1959, some of the most sought-after vineyards have been added to the portfolio which now totals 78 ha including 5 of the 7 Grands Crus. No other producer can claim such an array of the finest vineyards in Chablis. The Premiers Crus see 30% to 40% maturation in barrel while the Grands Crus have 40% to 50%, both in old wood.