Brilliant Burgundy

Chablis JR

We absolutely love Burgundy here, at The Wine Emporium and this week we are extremely pleased to be able to offer you four cracking examples of delicious, affordable and moreish Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of the region, with the transcendental 2016 Confuron Rouge being the absolute star of this lineup. All the details below!

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What a gorgeous, contemporary style of Chablis Moreau Naudet make. The fruit here is picked perfectly ripe, with the texture subtly enhanced by finely judged lees contact. Naudet’s wines are among the fuller examples of Chablis on the market, yet despite this the typical mineral flavours unique to Chablis remain highlighted in detail. 

2017 Domaine Moreau Naudet Petit Chablis - $48
Moreau's Petit Chablis comes from a single 2.5-hectare site with a southwest orientation and on Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to the higher Portlandian soils on which much Petit is grown). This 25-year-old vineyard is in Courgis, on the Chablis-Saint-Bris road. Crafted from very low yields, the '17 has an inviting, mineral nose, typical of this cuvée. On the palate, it's pithy, focused and balanced, with lovely pulpy, layered fruit shot through with an iodine and vibrant freshness. It is hard to believe this is Petit Chablis. 

2017 Domaine Moreau Naudet Chablis - $59
Moreau's villages wine is drawn from 20-30-year-old vineyards in Préhy and Courgis in the south of Chablis. This is raised entirely in tank--it's not until the vieilles vignes level and above that Moreau starts utilising (older) barrels. Nonetheless, this spends 20 months on lees, considerably longer than the vast majority of tank reared Chablis. The fruit is also subject to a very gentle four-hour press, and the juice is fermented with natural yeasts (again, still a rarity in Chablis). These traditional methods along with the hand harvesting, the quality of the terroir, the low yields and the full ripeness levels at which the fruit was harvested, helps to explain the fabulous texture, depth and quality that is on offer here. More restrained now than the wine above, this pure, long and racy villages combines coiled intensity with aromas and flavours of white flowers, fresh oyster and honeysuckle complemented by a salty, tangy freshness. A wine of great intensity and precision. 

2017 Domaine Pierre Yves Colin Morey Bourgogne Blanc - $66
At any appellation level, Pierre Yves Colin Morey is responsible for some of Burgundies most riveting white wines. Pierre-Yves fashions whites that are crisp, decisive, mineral and full flavoured, and as he chooses not to lees-stir the resulting bottles flash stunning clarity and complexity. With a brief decant the excellent 2017 Bourgogne Blanc is full of nectarines, lemon curd, fennel heart and white flowers, and while this may be appreciated early, historically the Bourgogne Blanc may improve over the short/medium term. Every year white Burgundy collectors world-wide clamour for whatever bottles they can find from “PYCM” as every bottle is a thrilling experience.

2016 Domaine Confuron Cotetidot Bourgogne Rouge - $52
Yves Confuron makes a muscular and saturated style of red Burgundy that is decisively old-school in nature. Yves extracts vigorously during fermentation, and utilises 100% whole bunch for every cuvee for structure and to punctuate the fruit. Robust Burgundy with masses of flavour on offer.


"A relatively deeply pitched nose offers up ripe notes of plum, earth and a hint of the sauvage. There is unusually good concentration to the firm and sappy medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a serious, firm and impressively long finish. Wines at this level rarely get much better and if you want an age-worthy house red this would make for a fine choice." -  ♥ Allen Meadows,  www.burghound.com

"Very pure aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry and flowers. Dense, sappy and fine-grained, with its medicinal dark fruit flavors lifted by a floral quality. Really transcends its appellation in concentration and chocolatey richness. The tannins are also fully ripe and refined.” - Stephen Tanzer, www.vinous.com


To purchase any of the products in today's newsletter please give us a call on (07) 3252 1117, or email info@thewineemporium.com.au. Prices valid until 28.05.19

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