Balance. The 2014 whites were a gift to Burgundian winemakers. Though quantities were somewhat low, the quality of the grapes was universally excellent. As Master of Wine Jasper Morris put it recently, “an all-round consistently beautiful vintage for whites… at all levels and across all the districts of Burgundy.”
It’s the exceptional balance we find most appealing in the 2014 white Burgundies — there’s a near-perfect ratio of richness and acidity. Even away from the famous three towns — Chassagne, Puligny, and Meursault — beautiful white Burgundy abounds. Today’s offer is from a quiet producer in a town you’ve likely never heard of; but if you like white Burgundy, we know you’ll like this too.
Under the radar. The charming and jovial Michel Prunier (pictured) makes uncomplicated, delicious wines from his Domaine in Auxey-Duresses. Together with his daughter Estelle, Prunier has built his domaine into what Clive Coates MW calls “certainly the best grower in the village.” Today we’re offering Prunier’s 2014 Chorey-les-Beaune “Clos Margot,” from just north of the city of Beaune.
The Clos Margot is lively and round — the nose is pretty and delicate, with white flowers and pear fruit. The mouth is smooth and mid-length, with far more complexity and depth than most everyday Burgundies. This is honest, vibrant, delicious white Burgundy at a weeknight price.
PRUNIER Chorey-les-Beaune “Clos Margot” 2014
Ansonia Retail: $32
case, half-case: $26/bot
AVAILABLE IN 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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