2017 BURGUNDY OFFERING: WHEN COTE D’OR PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED?


Feature / Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

2017  BURGUNDY OFFERING: WHEN COTE D’OR PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED?

After a succession of meagre years, beset by hail, rot and frost, nature has finally answered growers’ prayers, delivering a plentiful crop to equal or surpass the volumes achieved in 2009, the region’s last abundant vintage. After the gloom of 2016, a year ravished by the worst frosts since 1985, spirits this year are buoyant and the atmosphere cheerful. At domaines with empty cellars and correspondingly depleted coffers, 2017’s bounty may prove of truly existential importance. Decanter. Wines to arrive May 2019

Domaine Laurent Cognard – Laurent Cognard began domaine bottling his family’s wines in 1997 and today farms 26 acres of vines in the appellations of Montagny, Mercurey, and Pouilly-Loché. The specialty of the domaine is white wine, though a small amount of Mercurey rouge is also produced. The vineyards are farmed lutte raisonée “reasoned struggle”

2017 Montagny 1er Cru “& Co” $49

2017 Montagny 1er Cru Bassets $55

 

Domaine Vincent Prunier

Vincent Prunier has come a long way since 1988, when he had only 2 hectares to work with; 30 years later he now has 13 hectares

2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes $135

2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Chouacheux $95

 

Domaine Darviot Perrin

Didier and daughter Alix Anne Darviot are quintessential vignerons; a tightly knit team that oversees every phase of the wine making process from pruning and plowing to racking the casks and bottling on their own premises. Didier learned the trade from his father-in-law Pierre Perrin who was a legendary figure in the wine making echelons of Meursault and Volnay.

2015 Chassagne Montrachet Le Bergerie $130

2015 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru $230

 

Aurélien Verdet

Aurélien Verdet, born in April 1981, is an enthusiastic and driven man. His father was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture back in the early 1970’s and since his retirement in 2005, Aurélien has carried on the tradition.

2017 Haut Cote De Nuits Villages -Prieure $45

2017 Nuits Saint Georges $95

2017 Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts $195

 

Domaine Joseph Voillot

I continue to hold Jean-Pierre in the highest regard—he is the quintessential Burgundy vigneron with an innate knowledge of winemaking that makes him one of the most respected, if not high profile, in the region. His wines are a masterclass in under-statement, letting the terroir do all the talking. Neal Martin

2017 Volnay $89

2017 Volnay 1er Cru Champans $145

 

Domaine Humbert Freres

Emmanuel and Frédéric Humbert are the fourth generation of vignerons to tend this family estate. They took over the Domaine from their parents in 1989 and since then they have been quietly and steadily improving the quality of their wine. Today they produce wines which reflect their dedicated effort and experience of the past 12 vintages. Emmanuel is the dynamic force behind this domaine:

2017 Gevrey Chambertin VV $229

2017 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “Le Poisser” $245