A well-made entry-level Burgundy is the mark of a talented winemaker. Fancier cuvées will show off the power of terroir, and many wines from famous sites are deserving of their reputation and praise. But a Bourgogne-level wine is more a reflection of house-style and vintage.
Gérard Thomas’s house style is old-school and classic. Their careful use of barrel aging adds notes of toast and hazelnuts rather than buttery popcorn, and these blend perfectly into the traditional lemon cream core of Chardonnay. The 2021 vintage was a return to the cooler weather patterns of decades ago, and a departure from the warm-weather richness of recent years.
The resulting wine is simple and classic – traditional, unadorned Bourgogne blanc. And a bargain under $30.
Thomas Bourgogne blanc 2021
bottle price: $29
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