Let’s go to Burgundy this week end, with this weather, a “petit Chablis” or a light Pinot Noir are just right. Also, we still have some room for our next Pop-up on the 11th July.
On tasting this week end: (and if you like, why not to have a glass in)
2015 Domaine Alexandre, Petit Chablis £17.99/Btl
The property is in the small village of La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne just north of Chablis itself. It is Olivier Alexandre and his father Guy who run it. The 13 hectares of vineyards are located around the village and in three other communes: Beines, Lignorelles and Villy. The wines are crisp, dry and without any oak. Shy on the nose with fresh lemon character, a good acidity and typical steeliness on the finish.
2015 Bourgogne red, Passetoutgrain, Domaine Daniel Rion£15.99/Btl In the late seventies, his sons joined the business, bringing new parcels of vines with them. A new winery was built with a larger cellar and a tasting room. Today, the domaine consists of eighteen hectares of vineyards with eighteen appellations in six villages of the Côte des Nuits and the Hautes-Côtes: Prémeaux, Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot and Marey-les-Fussey. The estate’s old vines, from 25 to 65 years old, were selected for the quality of their fruits: small berries with thick skins that guarantee deeply colored, complex wines with refined tannins. The small output of the estate allows the winemaker to select grapes of great quality, naturally concentrated and balanced. New plantings are carried out with seedlings selected for the small size of the berries they will produce. This is a light, fruity and easy-going Pinot Noir perfect to drink by itself especially with this weather.