Great Days Burgundy, which take place every two years, enabling businesses worldwide to enjoy a week all the Burgundian appellations. With iDealwine, who was on hand, learn to start the white of the two extremes, the Chardonnays Chablis and the Mâconnais.
Tasting of several appellations dozens and dozens of areas sometimes very different styles, there is information that can not fail, is that the quality of vintage. Almost all the producers with their 2010, it soon became evident, over the tastings, that this is an excellent vintage for white Burgundy years, they are northerners (Chablis) Southerners or (Macon, Pouilly-Fuisse and Saint-Veran). The general profile of 2010 is close enough 2008, ie wine with a nice ripe fruit held by a nice acidity integrated. The nuance, compared with 2008, is the average maturities seem most accomplished and that the acidity is a little less forward. A brief balance beautiful that makes you want to drink these wines very quickly but will also keep them safely.
In Chablis, the success of Domaine Louis Michel is impressive. All First Growths is absolutely outstanding with special mention for a new crop, Séchet, who came so far in the Vaillons and has a wonderful balance ! Great success and also of Forest Rise of Thunder. On grands crus 2010, not yet in a bottle should be extraordinary !
Always Chablis, nice uniform range at Christian Moreau is conversion bio and now makes wine yeast (like Louis Michel in recent years). Wines with character and dynamic equilibrium tremendous 2010 that combines fruit and voltage. Particularly clear, the premier cru and grand cru Vaillons Vaudésir.
Note again in Chablis, the field Oudin (a windfall generic "counter", fresh and refreshing and a premier cru Vaucoupins mature and we crave to drink immediately !).
In the Mâconnais, many areas showed strong wines pleasant surfing on the qualities of vintage 2010. The multiplicity of parcel selections is sometimes a bit confusing in some areas, even if it is based on the characteristics of soil or subsoil. Six or seven vintages Pouilly-Fuisse for the same producer, is it really necessary ?
In the family Saumaize, two beautiful ranges, whether in field or in Saumaize Michelin-Jacques and Nathalie Saumaize. Probably a little more finesse and delicacy in the second and farms slightly larger for the first, which tend to increase the wines. Emerged that day Pouilly-Fuisse Clos de la Roche at Michelin-Saumaize (costs, mineral finish, sensation of limestone) and at Jacques and Nathalie Saumaize, a Macon-Bussieres Montbrison (pure, net, direct), a St. Veran Poncetys (end, costs, mineral) and a wonderful Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes (air, delicate, elegant).
Range also very homogeneous, and in a style quite similar to Jacques and Nathalie Saumaize, Daniel and Martine Barraud in. A beautiful Saint-Veran "The Pommard" (dense but fine), and two splendid Pouilly-Fuisse, whether "The Verchère" (air, delicate, final saline mineral) or "The Crays" (denser and more powerful, yet elegant).
The most beautiful white Mâcon must pick them up at Nicolas Maillet with three wonderful wines of delicacy and fruity freshness, whether the Macon-Ize, The Macon-Macon-Verzé or Verzé "The White Way", the only one to win two or three years of patience, the other two being too good to resist immediately ! Note also in this area a aligoté amazing presence and density !
To be continued, a point on the great appellations of Côte de Nuits which will be published shortly.
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