Burgundy - Complex and Rewarding

Burgundy beguiles. Burgundy beckons. Few could deny the beauty found in a great bottle of Burgundy, nor the sheer enjoyment to be had from a well-made Bourgogne. For so many, the wine journey ends up here, the complex terroirs offering endless variations of grower and vintage to keep one’s interest keen. It is a region steeped in history, where the earliest records of vineyards date back a thousand years or more. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are peerlessly suited to growing here, both capable of producing wines of such sublime harmony and complexity that to taste them is to transcend one’s everyday notions of what is possible in a glass of wine.

Complex and Rewarding

No other wine region in the world has risen to such commercial and qualitative heights over the last twenty five years as Burgundy. Once viewed as hugely inconsistent, with swings of style from vintage to vintage, Burgundy is now a much better understood and trusted wine region thanks both to a plethora of established Domaines at the top of their game and the crop of exciting, young, wine-making talent who have joined them.

Not easy for the beginner, Burgundy offers a complex labyrinth of vineyards and producers to choose from. However there is no finer demonstration of the impact of terroir than in this historical wine region – this, the complexity of the wines and their delicate intensity are what so thrill the growing band of Burgundy lovers across the globe.

The dramatically and consistently rising prices have lead to renewed interest in outer-lying, less expensive areas where new generations of producers have helped quality soar. The Maconnais is one such region - Domaine de la Chapelle and many others are showing just how complex and rewarding Pouilly-Fuissé can be, whilst the likes of Heritiers Lafon and Talmard are proving just how good Macon Villages and Vire-Clesse can be.

The Chalonnais is another such area, the revived Domaine de la Folie is now making outstanding examples of red and white Rullys, offering a finesse and quality that would go for double the price were they grown 10km further north. Moving to the quality heart-land, the Cote d’Or, there are bargains to be had from Bachelet-Monnot in Maranges, Remi Rollin in Pernand-Vergelesses, Thierry Pillot in St Aubin and Ch de Marsannay in Marsannay.

For those wanting the best of the best, the choice has never been greater, though the bottles are getting harder to track down. It won’t be long before the revived Chateau de Meursault are equalling the brilliant quality of benchmark Domaines such as Comte Lafon. Another relative newcomer is Domaine Genot-Boulanger who is snapping at the heals of the more established Sauzet and Leflaive Domaines.

For the reds, alongside hallowed names such as d’Angerville, Domaine du Comte Liger Belair, Mugnier, Rousseau and Roumier you now have fast-rising pretenders to the throne in Cecile Tremblay, Arnaud Mortet and a revitalised Bruno Clair.

The region has never been so exciting and we are delighted to be one of the UK’s biggest importers of fine burgundy, importing from over 55 Domaines.

Burgundy Wine List


Burgundy Producers

As much about emerging producers and their burgeoning wine-making talents as it is about the starry names and recognisable labels, Burgundy is a region of complexity, contrast and contradiction. From Chablis in the far north, down to the Macon in the deep south, our tried and tested Burgundian producers offer quality throughout.

Cecile TremblayDomaine A F GrosDomaine Arnoux Lachauxd'AuvenayDauvissat CamusDomaine Claude DugatChâteau de ChoreyDomaine du Comte Liger-BelairDomaine des Comtes LafonDomaine de CourcelDomaine d'ArdhuyDomaine d'EugenieDomaine DujacDomaine François LamarcheDomaine François RaveneauDomaine Georges Mugneret GibourgDomaine Henri BoillotDomaine Henri GougesDomaine Jean GrivotDomaine des LambraysDomaine de la Pousse d'OrDomaine de la Romanée-ContiDomaine de la VougeraieDomaine Michel LafargeDomaine Michel MagnienDomaine Moreau NaudetDomaine de MontilleDenis MortetDomaine LeroyDomaine MillotDomaine RamonetDrouhin LarozeDomaine Robert ArnouxDomaine RoulotDomaine SerafinEric de SuremainEmmanuel RougetEtienne SauzetFaiveleyFollin ArbeletFourrierGhislaine BarthodGeorges JayerGeantet PansiotGerald et Philibert TalmardGeorges RoumierHospices de BeauneHudelot NoellatJean ChauvenetJoseph DrouhinJacques Frederic MugnierJayer GillesJean Noël GagnardJusterini & BrooksLaroze de DrouhinLeflaiveLes Héritiers du Comte LafonLouis JadotLignier MichelotLucien le MoineLaurent TributMéo CamuzetMarquis d'AngervilleMichel GrosMaison LeroyDomaine Perrot MinotPascal LachauxPonsotPaul PillotPrieuré Saint CômeRobert ChevillonRemi RollinRossignol TrapetSylvain CathiardTollot BeautVincent DancerWilliam FèvreAlbert BichotAnne BoissonA & P de VillaineCoquard Loison FleurotDomaine Clos FrantinDomaine Dugat PyDomaine DurocheDomaine Hudelot BailletDomaine Hubert LignierChâteau de MarsannayChâteau de MeursaultDomaine Nicolas RossignolDomaine Prieure RochFrederic EsmoninHubert LamyJean Paul et Benoit DroinPierre BoissonPierre-Yves Colin-MoreyPhilippe ColinRobert GroffierTaupenot MermeClaude DugatDomaine de la FolieDomaine Louis MichelFrancois CarillonGénot BoulangerLamy CaillatLecheneautSeguin ManuelBernard MoreauCharles Van CanneytDomaine de la CommaraineDomaine Pattes LoupLarocheNicole LamarcheSamuel BillaudVitteaut AlbertiVincent DauvissatPierre GirardinDomaine de la ChapelleVignerons de ManceyDubreuil-Fontaine

Grape Varieties of Burgundy

Second only to Bordeaux (arguably) in terms of wine-world prestige and notoriety, Burgundy produces world-famous highly sought after expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Other grapes can be found here – Aligoté, Gamay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier – but it’s really all about The Big Two.