SIP: Aged Red Burgundy (6 Bottles Total)


This package consists of six wines from six different producers, six unique villages, and three delightful vintages. These are some of the finest producers and wines from Burgundy, making this a truly exceptional package.

***Should a wine in this package become unavailable, we will provide another gem of equivalent quality and value***
Olivier Jouan Morey St. Denis "La Riotte" Vielles Vignes Premier Cru 2013
Original Price: $79.97
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Olivier Jouan Morey St. Denis "La Riotte" Vielles Vignes Premier Cru 2013
(Burgundy, France)

About This Wine:

Initially muted but developed a nice cool berry nose with infused minerals of iron and hints of crushed flowers. Medium bodied and definitely burgundian in nature, feminine but has a tense structure that gives it weight without being heavy. Classic notes of strawberry mixed with a bit of leather funk and mushroom.

Sixth-generation Morey-Saint-Denis grower Olivier Jouan became the first in his family to make wine commercially in 1999 after completing studies at the Lycee Viticole (aka La Viti) in Beaune. Even as a teenager, he knew the family domaine was worthy of its own label, as he watched respected negociants such as Bouchard and Drouhin line up each year to buy grapes from his father.

Needing space for production, Olivier and his lovely wife Isabelle moved into a 17th century home with a pefect cellar nestled back into the Hautes Côtes de Nuits. Olivier is a one-man operation and if you need to find him, you know where to look, as his labor-intensive natural vineyard regimen is year-round. Olivier works his vines by hand organically, but has no interest in attaining any bureaucratic validation. He takes several measures to limit yields and intensify the concentration and Pinot expression of each individual terroir, including green harvesting in summer and a making a strict selection at picking time.



Ratings & Reviews



90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage):

"Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Morey Saint Denis La Riotte Vieille Vignes from Olivier Jouan from has a gorgeous, expressive bouquet with dark cherries, red plum, tobacco and mint scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, fine structure and backbone here, quite saline in the mouth with just a touch of bitterness lending tension on the chunky finish. There is a completeness here that is very endearing." - Neal Martin (Oct 2015)


Chartron et Trebuchet Nuits Saint Georges 2016
Original Price: $78.97
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Chartron et Trebuchet Nuits Saint Georges 2016
(Cote de Nuits, France)





About This Wine:
Jean-René Chartron founded the Maison Chartron et Trébuchet in 1984 with Louis Trébuchet, manager of a wine trading company. Chartron himself comes from a family that has owned Premiers and Grands Crus vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet since 1859. Vincent Sauvestre, a fourth generation winegrower of some 240 prestigious hectares of vines,  acquired the company in 2004.


Tasting Notes: 
Medium to full bodied, earthy, fruity and mineral. Structure and tannin on the finish, they age well from 8-10 years

About Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC:
Nuits Saint Georges was established as an AOC in 1936. It has 757 acres of grapes and produces mostly red wine (97% red; 3% white). Nuits refers to “walnuts in the area’ (not night, a common misconception). There are 41 premier Cru vineyards.

Winemking:
VINIFICATION:
Harvested by hand. Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel. Pre-fermentation – temperature controlled cold maceration during 10 days. Long fermentation during which punchdown and pumpover are performed. Post-fermentation - maceration at 30°C for 5 days.
AGEING:
Aged in oak barrels for 18 months.


Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Fremiers" Premier Cru 2013
Original Price: $119.97
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Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Fremiers" Premier Cru 2013
(Burgundy, France) - [BH 91] [ST 90]




Notes from the Winemaker:
The Fremiers (0,79 ha) are located south of Pommard, right below the Rugiens, at the start of the slope. The red and brown soil, which is rich with both clay and limestone, is deeper (0.6-0.8m) than that of the Rugiens. The wines produced are very elegant and sophisticated. The aromas that can be identified lean towards fine spices and cooked fruits such as prunes. The tannins are very refined.
To be served at 15°C.

Ratings & Reviews



91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Here the nose offers a notable step up in aromatic refinement with its cool and airy yet notably serious mix of various red berries, earth, tea and floral nuances. There is fine volume and excellent richness to the mouth coating and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a dusty, persistent and mildly austere finale that is more structured still. The tannins are dense but fine and this should amply reward 10 to 15 years of cellaring." - (Apr 15, 2016)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
Inviting soil-driven scents of redcurrant, red licorice and spices, with a touch of wildness. Fine-grained and suave but sappy too, with a dominant flavor of raspberries macerated in alcohol with spicy accents. Lovely finesse of texture owing to the long elevage. Finishes broad and dry, with substantial seamless tannins arriving late. The crop level here was an infinitesimal seven hectoliters per hectare.
Stephen Tanzer. Tasting date: November 2015

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Aromatic and spicy, exhibiting woodsy incense notes and wild berry fruit flavors. Starts out silky, turning firm and dense on the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 100 cases imported." BS (Web Only - 2016)


Domaine Pierre Gelin Gevrey Chambertin "Clos de Meixvelle" Monopole 2013
Original Price: $74.97
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Domaine Pierre Gelin Gevrey Chambertin "Clos de Meixvelle" Monopole 2013
(Burgundy, France)

About this wine:
Domaine Pierre Gelin is the leading wine producer in the small village of Fixin (pronounced “Fees-an”). The family domaine was founded in 1925 by Pierre Gelin and is today in the hands of Pierre’s grandson, Pierre-Emmanuel. Pierre-Emmanuel farms organically and works to minimize the impact on the environment in both vineyard and cellar.

The family owns 32 acres in total including parcels in five Fixin premier crus and the monopole of Clos Napoléon. In 1961 Pierre also purchased vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin including the monopole Clos de Meixvelle, Clos Prieur 1er cru, and the Grand Cru Clos de Bèze.

Clos de Meixvelle is a monopole of Domaine Pierre Gelin. The vineyard was purchased by Pierre Gelin in 1952 who began farming it in the mid-1940s. The vines were planted by Pierre and are over 70 years old. The vineyard sits near the heart of the village on a shallow slope of alluvial soil over a base of limestone. Grapes are completely de-stemmed and only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation. The wine was matured for 20-24 months in used Burgundian pièce.

Tasting Notes:

Clos de Meixvelle shows classic Gevrey-Chambertin typicity with black fruit, structure, and assertiveness. Aromas and flavors of black berries, black cherries, herbs, and flowers are supported by medium weight and sturdy tannins.

Food Pairing:
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.

Ratings & Reviews



Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is sleek and crisp, offering cherry, black currant and spice flavors, filling out midpalate and finishing in a more compact earth-and-spice frame. Best from 2017 through 2024. 156 cases imported." - BS (Web Only - 2016)

Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"A pungently earthy and gently wooded nose is composed by equally fresh red currant, plum, earth and herbal tea notes. The supple, round and pure medium-bodied flavors possess very fine complexity along with the typical Gevrey sauvage character on the refreshing and inviting finale. This vibrant and balanced effort is a quality Gevrey villages and worth your interest." (Jan 2016)

Domaine Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Villages 2014
Original Price: $89.99
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Domaine Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Villages 2014
(Burgundy, France) - [DM 93] [BH 88-91] [WS 90]

Notes from the Winemaker:
Michel Gros worked his first vintage on the family estate alongside his father back in 1975, immediately after graduating from wine school. When his father Jean retired in 1995, the family's large and varied estate was divided between his three children, so today the Gros Dynasty is operated by the family's sixth generation and is divided into four estates known as Domaine Michel Gros, Domaine Gros Frére et Soeur, Domaine A.F. Gros and Domaine Anne Gros.

The grapes of three parcels compose this cuvee which originates from the localities: Aux Reas, Au-Dessus de la Riviere and La Colombiere. All of these parcels are located close to the village, the last two being located on conglomerates of clay limestone on Oligocene strata, which are called "Salmon conglomerates" because of their salmon-pink color. As for Les Reas, they lay on hard limestone soils on Bajocian strata. These marls alternate with limestone blocks to produce very soft and elegant wines.

Area: 0,92 ha
Age of the Vines: 40 years
Average Annual Production: 6,000 btls
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir


Ratings & Reviews



93 Points - Decanter:
"Ripe cherry and blackberry with notes of cured meat and spices on a silky texture and savoury finish. A wine that will give enormous pleasure." (2/2016)

88-91 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"This too is highly expressive with its ripe and fresh combination of wood toast, tea, dark pinot fruit and an impressive array of spice elements. I like the refined palate feel of the medium-bodied flavors that possess a bit more volume if not necessarily more depth or length on the attractively textured finish where a touch of wood surfaces." -(Jan 15, 2016)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A mix of floral, cherry, strawberry and spice flavors highlights this elegant, firmly structured red. Balanced and bright, with elements of fruit and spice echoing on the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 450 cases made." – BS (Jun 30, 2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2014 Vosne Romanée Village comes from the usual three parcels in La Colombière, Aux Réas and Au Dessus de la Rivière. It has a reserved, quite stony, almost austere bouquet, the fruit more black than red here. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, quite firm tannin. It is a little foursquare perhaps, more Morey in style than Vosne, but there is pleasing freshness on the finish. I might be tempted to leave this in bottle for one or two years." - Neal Martin (Dec 2015)



Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin "Clos de Beze" Grand Cru 2013
Original Price: $299.97
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Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin "Clos de Beze" Grand Cru 2013
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WS 94] [BH 92]

About this wine:
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze is said to have been named in 630 CE after it became the property of the Abbey of Bèze. It is, in effect, an extension of Chambertin. Clos de Bèze may be sold as Chambertin but wine from Chambertin proper may not be sold as Clos de Bèze. The differences between the two vineyards is subtle. Clos de Bèze is exposed a bit more to the east and receives slightly more sun and ripens slightly earlier. Both Grand Crus drain well and sit on a bed of limestone.

Tasting Notes


Chambertin- Clos de Bèze is one of Burgundy’s great wines. Ripe, fleshy, full-flavored, and intense, the wine tends to have deep color, sturdy but beautifully integrated tannins, and can age for many years in a cool cellar. The wine was completely de-stemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and aged in up to 40% new Burgundian pièce.

Food Pairing:
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.

Ratings & Reviews



94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is laced with violet, black currant and blackberry flavors, accented by earth and tobacco notes. The tannins are firm, intensified by the vibrant acidity. Shows a streak of purity and pedigree that makes this complex, long and appealing. Best from 2020 through 2035. 66 cases imported." - BS (May 31, 2016)

92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"This is also a wine of contrasts as the well-layered nose combines brooding and somber fruit aromas with exuberantly spicy and floral elements. There is good punch to the attractively rich and moderately concentrated flavors that exude a subtle bead of minerality on the naturally sweet and well-balanced finale. This is very much crafted in the classic Gelin style with its emphasis on finesse and refinement which is in no small part due to the fine-grained tannins." (Jan 2016)