What is it? When someone tells you they like chardonnay, it can mean everything and nothing. You have chardonnay from Chablis which has a lot of stone fruits and minerality. Or you can have a creamy chardonnay with a bit of oak contact for some body. But if you want both, Savigny-les-Beaune has a nice […]
What is it? This is from the premier cru Clos Saint-Jean. Ramonet is known as one of the greatest producers from Burgundy. He’s very famous for his white, but he also does a red in very small production. You get the structure of a beautiful red burgundy from Cote de Beaune: more finesse and feminine with a lot of soft […]
What is it? Santenay is a village that is located very close to three big villages in Burgundy: Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. It has a similar terroir to Chassagne-Montrachet, so santenay has a flavour profile that’s a bit like chassagne-montrachet’s little brother. How does it taste? You get this freshness, something slightly toasty and buttery, with […]
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