Burgundy makes some of the world's finest and most famous wines, but it's not easy to find value. The area is relatively small and worldwide demand high. This situation has been compounded by a series of poor vintages. Frost and hail have ravaged the region.
It took us 2 visits to the region to find wines we are proud to sell from Domaine des Pampres d'Or. Julien Perras is making some lovely wines.
We've now added Domaine Normand. They produce wonderful wines the Maconais, using indigenous yeasts and without the use of any herbicides.
If you like the crisp flavours of unoaked Chablis you could also try Domaine Salmon Chardonnay, a Loire wine sharing these characteristics, made at the same latitude.
If your preference is the full buttery taste of classic oak-fermented white Burgundy Cru try Thierry Rodriguez' Chardonnay. This is made in the same way as a fine Burgundy, in new French oak barrels, but from grapes grown in the Faugeres region of Southern France.