The ever-popular Chardonnay grape is grown throughout the world, but in Burgundy, the combination of climate, soil and tradition makes for its most celebrated expression.
Quite neutral in itself (dare we say boring?), the Chardonnay grape owes its fame to its ability to take flavour and character from the place it's grown and the winemaking techniques used at the winery. That's why in Burgundy, even though its texture is often big and fleshy, you rarely find it packed with the ripe fruit flavours of warmer climates.
Instead, it's balanced by refreshing acidity and that hard to pinpoint perception of minerality, with flavour notes from the ageing on lees and often wood: Think toasted bread, nuts, butter and popcorn. Add to that the very-much in fashion gunflint aroma, known initially from the greatest Meursault producers, that are changing the perception of Meursault being very rich and opulent, to nowadays being beautifully refreshing.
Whether you are looking for old-school richness or the modern crispier version of Chardonnay, White Burgundies have a way of achieving a balance that the rest of the world can rarely replicate.
- Meursault 1er Cru "Sous le dos d'Ane" 2018 Domaine Leflaive
Starting at DKK1,749.00
- Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes" 2016 Domaine Leflaive
Starting at DKK1,999.00
- Meursault 1er Cru "Clos des Bouchères" 2016 Domaine Roulot
Starting at DKK3,100.00
- Chablis 1er Cru "Montmain" 2015 Domaine Louis Michel et Fils
Starting at DKK225.00
- Mersault 1er Cru "Les Poruzots" 2018 Henri Boillot
Starting at DKK650.00
- Bourgogne Blanc "Chardonnay" 2017 Domaine Bernard Moreau
Starting at DKK300.00