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BURGUNDY & CHABLIS

The Burgundy wine region has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy wine can provide the ultimate - the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, Burgundy wine can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.

 

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A refreshing and energetic wine with lovely pure fruit, there is an added tension and direction here. A bright bouquet of white stone fruits leads to a refreshing palate with lively green apple flavours underscored by a lean mineral character which leads to a long finish. 

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The village Chablis comes from several parcels all of which add intensity and character to the blend. The 2016 has an aromatic bouquet with a vibrant palate of green apples and mineral citrus fruits underscored by a persistent mineral freshness.  Perfect for 
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An east to south facing vineyard with deep calcerous soils, this wine has a refined mineral character which is typical of this vineyard. The 2016 has an intense lime and grapefruit flavour leading to a long and persistent finish. It could do with a little bit more ageing.
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Appealing and expressive, this wine has a pretty bouquet of white flowers with a hint of acacia honey and dried fruits. On the palate, succulent white peach and stone fruit characters are balanced by a chalky mineral quality which gives a sense of controlled elegance.

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Image of wine Bourgogne Blanc, Maison
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The 2013 vintage was very difficult vintage to manage, with a heavily reduced crop after the hail. This superb White Burgundy has a lovely perfume, and very Puligny-Montrachet in style. The really heightened fruit and exciting aromatics dance across the palate. This is a marvellous wine from a master winemaker and will be excellent to drink now after a short...

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A very elegant wine with a real sense of direction and purpose, it reveals a subtle bouquet of stone fruits and delicate citrus characters while the palate is refreshing and pure with soft white peach and green apple fruits. A little restrained at first, this wine has plenty of depth and the potential for longer ageing.

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2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Mischief & Mayhem

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Bottle 75cl £17.40

Case of 6 £104.34

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Attractive bramble fruit nose and palate, also touches of cherry fruit. Crunchy apple acidity and fine grained tannins wrap around the fruit for a pleasing and elegant glass of Pinot. Drink from release.

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2015 Chablis

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Bottle 75cl £19.60

Case of 6 £117.60

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Vibrant yellow with reflects of pale green. Intensely fresh with fruits and flowers. Fresh, mineral, harmonious and fruity. The finish is long and precise. Freshness and promptness make the elegance of this wine of pleasure to the green apple accents on a very pretty mineral structure.

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2016 Chablis

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Case 6 x 75cl £117.60

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The village Chablis comes from several parcels all of which add intensity and character to the blend. The 2016 has an aromatic bouquet with a vibrant palate of green apples and mineral citrus fruits underscored by a persistent mineral freshness.  Perfect for 
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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Lys

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Case 6 x 75cl £132.60

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2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Case 6 x 75cl £132.60

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An east to south facing vineyard with deep calcerous soils, this wine has a refined mineral character which is typical of this vineyard. The 2016 has an intense lime and grapefruit flavour leading to a long and persistent finish. It could do with a little bit more ageing.
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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Bottle 75cl £22.10

Case of 6 £132.60

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£49.70

Case of 6 £298.18

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2002 Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans

Domaine de Montille

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Bottle 75cl £134.60

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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Case 6 x 75cl £137.40

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2016 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Case 6 x 75cl £147.60

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Produced from a south facing parcel at the extreme south of Les Vaillons, this unique wine is vinified in a concrete egg to give an additional layer of complexity. The shape of the egg creates a circulating effect for the lees while the porosity of the surface allows for micro-oxidation like a barrique but without any woody characters. The beautifully...

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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Les Beugnons

Domaine Sebastien Dampt

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Bottle 75cl £24.60

Case of 6 £147.60

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2015 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Domaine JP & B Droin

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Case 6 x 75cl £159.60

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2015 Macon Solutré

Domaines Leflaive

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Bottle 75cl £27.00

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Single bottle£66.00

Case of 6 £396.00

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An expressive bouquet of green plums and apples and a hint of something more exotic lead to a lively and refreshing palate. Warm citrus fruits and mouth-watering mineral characters are in perfect balance. 

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Burgundy Region

The Burgundy region is not the region of choice for the unadventurous or risk averse! How then to navigate the minefield? Our advice has always been, and still is, to get to know the growers. It sounds like simple advice but with so many producers there are so many types of Burgundy wine. From powerful négociant houses to the new breed of micro négociants, from large, historic estates to tiny family domaines, you need to know where to turn and who can be relied upon. 

At Armit Wines we work with growers who we count amongst our friends. These are by definition, people that won't let you down. These are personal contacts gleaned from years of visiting, talking, tasting and building relationships. Some friendships grow whilst others fade of course but the great ones endure: legendary, ground-breaking Burgundy wine growers such as Anne-Claude Leflaive and Guillaume d'Angerville; superstars such as Pascal Lachaux, Christophe Roumier, Jean-Marc Roulot and the Raveneau brothers; under-appreciated talents such as Patrick Bize and Richard Fontaine.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0655 web@armitwines.co.uk

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