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Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Pinot Blanc 2013 Product #30419 (In Stock)

Once upon a time, Pinot Blanc was often found in Burgundy's vineyards, but it's rare today - and even more rarely exported.  Here's a classic example from Gevrey Chambertin, deftly blending Pinot Blanc's crisp apple/peach fruit with a layer of spice and structure from aging in barrel.  The spice and nutty notes make this an excellent match for fresh fish with butter and almond - or just to sip!

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Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013 Product #29738 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013 Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2013

Fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin – sites where the amount of limestone and chalk are a better fit for rich Chardonnay than powerhouse Pinot Noir.  Yields are always low here, but (as in 2012) were even lower than usual in the difficult 2013 harvest.  The short crop and cool Fall allowed Jean-Michel and his son, Alexis, to harvest perfectly ripe fruit with loads of flavor complexity and acidity at modest (12.5%) alcohols.  A cool fermentation and 10 or so months in (35% new) French oak was just right to extract flavor and texture and add subtle complexity without obscuring the lovely fruit.

In 2013, it’s a generous Bourgogne Chardonnay that delivers luxurious aromas of golden fruit, toasted hazelnut, lemon tart, fresh butter and just a hint of crushed mint. Rich flavors of ripe pear, apple and peach fruit and notes of warm nuts, fresh butter, and salty caramel coat your palate.  The weight and texture are similar to 2012, with a pure intensity and silky richness that’s hard to believe – and almost never found in a “just” Bourgogne.  Everything is just one notch more precise, defined, and clean in 2013, though, with a finish of wet stones, lemon custard, warm hazelnut, nutmeg and tangy butter sail on and on and on. Outstanding value for any Chardonnay fan.

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Product #29375 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013

Les Graviers is one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards lying just outside the bounds of village Chambolle Musigny. The essence of Chambolle is perfume, and you’ll find oodles of it here with generous scents of griotte cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and more wafting from the glass.  It’s the most elegant Bourgogne we’ve seen from Jean-Michel to date, but lacks nothing in intensity, with pure fruit puree, warm spice, and fresh earth flavors coating the palate and sailing on through the long, luscious, finish.  Beautiful with salmon, roast chicken or duck now and sure to pick up more earthy mushroom notes with age.

"A perfumed and very pretty nose combines notes of both red and dark berries along with plenty of earth and sandalwood nuances. There is good vibrancy to the delicious middle weight flavors that possess fine delineation on the lightly mineral-inflected finale. I like the complexity and while this could be enjoyed young there is enough material present to suggest 2 to 4 years of upside development potential."Allen Meadows 86-88 points

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