Burgundy 2017: six of the best
Author: Adam Bruntlett
2017 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Tollot-Beaut: An excellent value-for-money wine. Tollot-Beaut wines are on every restaurant list in Beaune; their accessible, food-friendly style is delicious.
2017 Monthélie Rouge, Domaine de Montille: Little-known Monthélie is located next to the more famous Volnay, and the wines share the same silken tannin touch and sweet perfume. Made with no added sulphur from organic grapes, this is a wine that gives immediate pleasure.
2017 Chorey-lès-Beaune, Les Bons Ores, Domaine Guyon: Vosne-Romané-based Jean-Pierre Guyon works organically and uses very little sulphur, making “natural” wines that offer alluring rose petal aromas and sweet, succulent red berry fruits. His Chorey offers a little of the Vosne stardust at a fraction of the price.
2017 Gevrey-Chambertin, Arnaud Mortet: This is from Arnaud Mortet’s new project. Wonderfully silky, juicy and suave Gevrey from one of Burgundy’s top names, it’s accessible now, but will improve over the next five or so years.
2017 Nuits-St Georges, Clos des Argillières, 1er Cru, Dom. M&P Rion: Rion’s Clos des Argillières is always a standout example of Nuits, characterised by its core of sweet black cherry fruit and rocky but sophisticated tannins.
2017 Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Domaine de la Vougeraie: Vougeraie’s wines are delightfully floral, with real elegance and personality. While this is a delicate and pretty expression of Clos de Vougeot, there is genuine power and weight under the surface.