Burgundy 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 can provide the ultimate- the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, it can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.
For sure, Burgundy 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...
At Armit Wines we work with growers who we count amongst our friends who are by definition, people who 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 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.
Bottle 75cl £27.00
This is a very refreshing wine from a vineyard on the hillside above the village of Savigny. Pure citrus fruit aromas with hints of spices are followed by a palate of yellow citrus fruits which combine with an attractive, chalky mineral quality and a refreshing finish. Drink from release.more
Bottle 75cl £18.60
An appealing, refreshing wine with bright stone fruit aromas and hints of spice from a vineyard on the hillside above the village of Savigny. Elegant grapefruit and citrus flavours are balanced by an attractive mineral character which gives definition. The finish is refreshing and persistent. Drink from release.more
Bottle 75cl £19.10
Bize's Bourgogne Rouge Perrièrres comes from stony soil on a hillside over-looking Savigny. This terroir produces a full flavoured wine with fine depth and grip. Sweet red berry fruits on the nose are followed by attractive, brambly red berry fruits on the palate. Drink from release.more
Bottle 75cl £19.10
This 1er cru Chablis displays a beguiling mix of stone and citrus fruit notes dominated by fresh green apples and lemons. Accompanying this fresh fruit profile is a concoction of spice with a slight hint of aniseed. The palate is fresh and mineral and cries out for seafood for accompaniment. Delicious for Oysters in the summer!more
Bottle 75cl £19.14