Chalonnais

We are really delighted to be able to offer the wines of Vincent Dureuil-Janthial for the first time this year - starting with a little of his amazing 2016s (please inquire), but also tiny volumes of these 2017s. Very sadly most of the Premiers Crus of Rully were very badly frosted in both 2016 and 2017 and there's really not much wine. We never have enough white from Jacqueson to get through a full year, and this year the problem is again acute. Even the excellent Montagny from Jean-Marc Boillot is reduced in volume this year. There is, as usual, great quality and great value in these whites.


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Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Marie Jacqueson, named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune as long ago as 2010, now represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here. Her grandfather Henri started off in the 1946 with a small parcel of Aligoté. Henri was quite a pioneer at a time when Rully was not well-known, the vineyards having been substantially abandoned after the first world war. Paul, Henri's son and father of the current generation, was responsible for the drive to quality which gained the domaine its reputation. He still active in support of his children.

The domaine consists now of 13 hectares of vines, mostly in Rully, but also parcels in Mercurey and Bouzeron. The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in classical fashion, before an élevage in barrel (up to 25% new wood). Under Paul, and now by his children, the domaine has become adept at a sophisticated use of barrels, the élevage here is key to the quality they consistently achieve, and this rubs off on the negociant 'Cuvée Sélection' which is always beautifully finished.

The white wines are refined and hugely impressive and the reds are a joy - silky and expressive and represent real bargains. 2017 was a warm vintage here - with yields down in volume simply due to the heat - there was some frost in April too - but the Jacquesons were not too badly hit. The intensity of flavour and weight of the juice tell the tale of this warm, dry season very clearly. So there is good richness, but they are nicely balanced too with good tension and clarity - particularly in the whites, while the reds are ample and juicy.

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2017 BOURGOGNE CUVÉE SELECTION Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2017 BOURGOGNE CUVÉE SELECTION Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Always a brilliantly put together wine the 2017 does not disappoint. The grapes for this come from vineyards in Pierreclos a top spot in the Maconnais. This spends 12 months in barrels - from 1 yearAlways a brilliantly put together wine the 2017 does not disappoint. The grapes for this come from vineyards in Pierreclos a top spot in the Maconnais. This spends 12 months in barrels - from 1 year to 5 years old. There is good perk and pep. A sleek feel but pithy flavour. Round and ample in the mouth. This has green fruit nibs. Lime and then a richer creamier side. Some honey almost. Nice texture very polished and there is a good lift form some nicely crunchy acidity. But this is not too pert, in fact it has just the right lift to keep it very drinkable.. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 RULLY 1er Cru La Pucelle Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2017 RULLY 1er Cru La Pucelle Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Tasted after the Margotés this is less open and generous on the nose. More considered, somehow. On the palate it is tightly wound and retains lots of pep. Intensely tight fruit character whichTasted after the Margotés this is less open and generous on the nose. More considered, somehow. On the palate it is tightly wound and retains lots of pep. Intensely tight fruit character which unwraps into some softer peachy streaks and a touch of riper, creamier feeling. Some creamy 'carambar' notes too add another dimension. There is lots to taste and feel - and it is all underpinned well by the unflinching line of racy acidity. Their plot here was planted in 1992 - and is mostly limestone. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 RULLY 1er Cru Grésigny Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

2017 RULLY 1er Cru Grésigny Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Planted in 1950 - lots of limestone here - this is a seriously smart spot. Crisp cut here but fruit core is intense. Yellow ripe flesh and melon skin - then some lime intensity and a broad sleekerPlanted in 1950 - lots of limestone here - this is a seriously smart spot. Crisp cut here but fruit core is intense. Yellow ripe flesh and melon skin - then some lime intensity and a broad sleeker feel builds graciously. This is impressive. Great weight and breadth - some cream but a touch of dusty minerality adds good texture and a freshness. This was not a straightforward vintage in Rully yet this wine is cleverly judged - really good balance and tension.L&S(Nov 2018)

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Domaine François Lumpp

François Lumpp started as a grower in the family domaine in 1977, but then separated from his brother and set up on his own with four hectares of vines in 1991. He and his wife Isabelle have gradually grown the vineyard to reach nine and a half hectares. They are delighted that they have now been joined by two of their children, Pierre and Anne-Cécile.

François is a passionate viticulturalist and places great emphasis on making the wine in the vineyards, which are farmed with minimum intervention to allow the terroir to express itself fully. In practice this means very careful choice of plant material to give the highest quality results (often at the expense of yield).

2017 has produced a very generous style for both the whites and the reds in Givry making the tasting from barrel extremely enjoyable. The reds are dominated by rich, glossy dark fruit and fresh acidity. It is no surprise that Tim Atkin described Francois Lumpp as the 'the best producer in Givry.' High praise indeed and luckily for us, this has not been reflected in the price - the Lumpp wines still offers great value for money.

2017 GIVRY Blanc Clos des Vignes Rondes Domaine François Lumpp

2017 GIVRY Blanc Clos des Vignes Rondes Domaine François Lumpp

Not fined or filtered at this stage. 30% new oak. Appetising singed dough on the nose along with lots of pulped pear fruit on the nose. Energy on the palate, the juice has some weight and richness,Not fined or filtered at this stage. 30% new oak. Appetising singed dough on the nose along with lots of pulped pear fruit on the nose. Energy on the palate, the juice has some weight and richness, kept fresh by the bright citrussy zip. Lovely balance and nice length on the citrus notes. Drinking range: 2019 - 2022L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 GIVRY Blanc 1er Cru Crausot Domaine François Lumpp

2017 GIVRY Blanc 1er Cru Crausot Domaine François Lumpp

A more intense, driven quality to the Premier cru, this has a natural elegance and juicy length along with a greater intensity of fruit concentration.A more intense, driven quality to the Premier cru, this has a natural elegance and juicy length along with a greater intensity of fruit concentration. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025L&S(Jan 2019)

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Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Domaine Dureuil-Janthial is simply the leading domaine of the Côte Chalonnaise. What is more, the astonishing Vincent Dureuil is equally adept at making both white and red wines. Vincent inherited from the Janthial side of his family, who have been in Rully since the eighteenth century. Vincent and his wife Céline took over in 1994. As they say 'because wine is first grown in the vineyard, we have chosen to respect the land and let live the soils and vineyards to produce committed and accurate wines, of great purity and a frank personality.'

The domaine now extends to 20 hectares, 17 in the Côte Chalonnaise (primarily Rully and Mercurey) with 3 hectares in the Côte d'Or, including vines inherited by Céline in Nuits Saint Georges, and some inherited by Vincent in Puligny. The domaine was certified organic in 2009, but after short harvests in 2012 and 2013, Vincent was forced by a late attack of mildew in 2016 to spray with fungicide. The result was that he saved 5 hectares out of the 20, but lost his certification. Stubbornly he immediately set about the three years of 'conversion' he must do before he can be certified again. For this perfectionist, being 'nearly organic' does not quite cut it.

2017 BOURGOGNE BLANC Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

2017 BOURGOGNE BLANC Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Bright and defined, a 'tender' feel, picking up in mineral on finish. Lots of character which betrays its position at the bottom of the village of Puligny.Bright and defined, a 'tender' feel, picking up in mineral on finish. Lots of character which betrays its position at the bottom of the village of Puligny. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S(Dec 2018)

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2017 RULLY BLANC Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

2017 RULLY BLANC Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Lovely nose with ripe pears - round and ripe and open, but still taut and bright and fresh to the finish.Lovely nose with ripe pears - round and ripe and open, but still taut and bright and fresh to the finish. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S(Dec 2018)

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2017 RULLY BLANC 1er Cru Vauvry Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

2017 RULLY BLANC 1er Cru Vauvry Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Vauvry reads this year like a combination of the sunny, fleshy 'Maizieres', and the tauter, brighter, firmer 'Chênes'. Fuller that either of them, it has a lovely bright definition and length.Vauvry reads this year like a combination of the sunny, fleshy 'Maizieres', and the tauter, brighter, firmer 'Chênes'. Fuller that either of them, it has a lovely bright definition and length. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Dec 2018)

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2017 RULLY BLANC 1er Cru Margoté Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

2017 RULLY BLANC 1er Cru Margoté Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Very rich, very intense, then pure and straight and fine. Lovely combination of richness and mineral.Very rich, very intense, then pure and straight and fine. Lovely combination of richness and mineral. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Dec 2018)

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2017 RULLY BLANC Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru Meix Cadot Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

2017 RULLY BLANC Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru Meix Cadot Domaine Dureuil-Janthial

Very old vines. Smokey mineral nose, palate sleek, supple, so mineral and full of character and flavour - very straight and with good density on the finish - rather amazing.Very old vines. Smokey mineral nose, palate sleek, supple, so mineral and full of character and flavour - very straight and with good density on the finish - rather amazing. Drinking range: 2021 - L&S(Dec 2018)

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Jean-Marc Boillot

Jean-Marc's daughter Lydie has been at the helm here for years now and continues the brilliant work. The white wines are particularly impressive. with power and energy in perfect balance. Their fantastic holdings in Puligny are the real prize and the 2017s once again offer fantastic quality and real terroir specific wines - at a very sensible price. Alongside the wines from the family's own vineyards, she also runs a successful négociant business, vinifying wines from the Côte Chalonaise with huge aplomb. In Montagny in particular, the wine is the best we have found in the appellation, and remarkably consistent from year to year.
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2017 MONTAGNY 1er Cru Jean-Marc Boillot

2017 MONTAGNY 1er Cru Jean-Marc Boillot

Crisp and clean juice. Nicely pithy and not overly broad nor lean. Just well pitched. This has been in bottle since the beginning of August and is nicely settled. This remains quite tight, quiteCrisp and clean juice. Nicely pithy and not overly broad nor lean. Just well pitched. This has been in bottle since the beginning of August and is nicely settled. This remains quite tight, quite closed - but it is good and nicely citrus and chalky too. Montagny was hit badly by the frosts that hit in the late Spring and volumes are right down this year.L&S(Oct 2018)

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