2020 Coteaux Bourguignons, Blanc, Les Glapignys, Domaine Guyon, Burgundy

2020 Coteaux Bourguignons, Blanc, Les Glapignys, Domaine Guyon, Burgundy

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2020 Coteaux Bourguignons, Blanc, Les Glapignys, Domaine Guyon, Burgundy

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From outlying vineyards near Nuits-St Georges, the land is low-lying, with clay and limestone. The little parcel of 0.15 hectares that Jean-Pierre has found has a mix of two-thirds Chardonnay and one-third Pinot Blanc, with 50-year-old vines. First impressions are akin to a really good Aligoté, but the Pinot makes this much richer in the mouth. Drink 2022-2025.
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Berry Bros. & Rudd BB&R 23 cases £114.00
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Jasper Morris MW85-86/100
Jasper Morris MW85-86/100
Mid lemon yellow. A bit of fresh apricot, a bit of plum, yellow fruit with good acidity, a slight waxiness, fair acidity. An early gulper.

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About this WINE

Domaine Guyon

Domaine Guyon

The excellent Domaine Guyon in Vosne Romanée has been below most people’s radar – perhaps because Jean-Pierre Guyon spends as much of his time as possible out in the vineyards, which have been farmed organically since 2006, certified from 2012.  This is a hugely exciting addition to the Berry Bros. & Rudd range, the wines wowed Jasper Morris MW when he first discovered them.  The wines are extraordinarily good, yet are priced very sensibly indeed, a winning combination.

With his high pedigree viticulture as a great starting point, Jean-Pierre can employ whole bunch fermentation as the stalks are ripe, eschewing the use of sulphur at this stage (though some is added later during elevage and at bottling to assure stability). Another point of Guyon’s meticulous care is the use of a vertical press before the juice goes to barrel for 12 months, before racking into older wood for a final six months maturation.

This range of wines is hugely impressive, from the simple Bourgogne Rouge up to the Grand Crus. Finding high quality Vosne Romanée at this pricing level is a rare thing indeed.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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