From a tiny 0.3 hectare plot planted in 1936, the wine shows incredibly intensity with lifted aromatics of spring blossom and white pears underpinned by a firm, chalky minerality reflecting the sandy marl and limestone soils of this steep slope. The finish is long and concentrated with a lovely mouth-watering acidity. Armit Winesmore
Ripe and concentrated red and black fruit shows poise and restraint. The palate is open and perfumed with bright red fruit, roses and violets with savoury undercurrents of tea leaf and brown spices. The fruit is encased by velvety tannins and lifted by a lovely freshness and a long, concentrated finish. Drink from 2021.Armit Winesmore
A genuine step up from the Village wine, the Le Berceau shows greater definition all around. This displayed a combination of flowers and orchard fruit on the nose and palate. It is a rich mouthful that is balanced with refreshing acidity. Drink from release to 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £25.10
Magnum 150cl £101.20
Magnum 150cl £101.20
At the balanced, fresh and elegant yet “very Meursault”. It is made up of two plots that total just 0.6 hectares with vines averaging 35 years. The names of both plots, Les Clous and Les Crotots, are combined to create Clousots. The former is at the top of an easterly facing hilltop while the latter, heavily frost affected only made 1/5th...more
The nose is taut and restrained hinting at pure red cherries and savoury cherry pips. The palate is fresh and lively with a firm mineral core and fine chalky tannins. The fruit is yet to fully unfurl but the finish is long, savoury and slatey, promising that a wine of finesse and complexity will emerge. Drink from 2021.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £50.60
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.