Burgundy 2020 En Primeur: The Growers
Bichot & du Clos Frantin
Consistently over-performing, well-priced maison and their gem of a domaine.
Although it takes years to reach its full potential, it’s worth the wait as with maturity Epeneux is like a universe in a glass, exploding exponentially in all directions at once.
Domaine de Montille
Combining old-school classicism with dynamic forward-thinking.
Loïc Dugat, now 13th generation, is continuing the family tradition of making some of the greatest and most sought-after wines in Burgundy.
Maison Edouard Delaunay
The consistent balance of succulence and focus, sweetness and salinity, authenticity and sophistication shows that there are great things ahead for Maison Delaunay.
Up-and-coming pockets away from the centre can often provide real satisfaction for less money. Here, Mercurey is one such area that is definitely fulfilling its promise.
In more than 100 years, Domaine Georges Lignier has successfully remained a family-owned estate.
Maison Jane Eyre
Negociant of the Year 2020, and maker of delicate and inviting wines with supple tannins.
Jean Marc Boillot
The Boillot wines are rich, ripe and ample but oak is kept to a maximum of 30% and there is always the underlying minerality and a core of zesty citrus to balance the waxy, yellow fruits.
Domaine Long Depaquit
Known for its careful selection of Chablis styles.
Low yields, hand picking, total destemming and minimal racking are factors in the resultant style of Michel’s wines – supple and seductive.
Paul et Marie Jacqueson
Extremely proficient winemaking and judicious use of new oak (20% for whites and 25% for reds) make for beautifully crafted, ripe, intense, sensual wines.
Prieuré Roch 2019
Organically treated vineyards that hold only old vines (30-100 years.