Under $15 Red & White Burgundy (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay)

16 Feb Under $15 Red & White Burgundy (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay)

Under $15 Burgundies

Red AND white Burgundy for less than $15? Merch customers have ALWAYS recognized the value here, and we have several on sale including a new white from Pierre Andre, and a red from Albert Bichot. We’ll be tasting a few of these Sunday along with one high end ringer we’ll announce in our next email!

Whites

2014 Pierre Andre Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay, Burgundy
On Sale $13.99
Aged in stainless steel with about 15% new oak blended in… peach quince, grapefruit, lime and vanilla on the nose. In the mouth, there is a pleasant lemon flavor complimented by the oak and balanced minerality. A blend from different Burgundian origins, 50% fCôte de Beaune from vineyards near Meursault, Puligny and Chassagne, 45% Maconnais, and 5% from the Côte de Nuits. Vineyards are on average 40 years old.
Merch Notes

2013 Joseph Drouhin “Laforet” Bourgogne Blanc (Chardonnay)
On Sale $11.99 Lowest price online!!!
Where are these Chardonnay grapes grown? “Chablis, in the north for the freshness and character, the Côte D’Or for finesse and elegance, the Mâconnais to the south for the charm and fruitiness. With the structure of this blend, LaForêt is a faithful wine, and we rediscover these traits from year to year.”
Veronique Drouhin

2014 Albert Bichot Macon Villages, BurgundyBichot Gate
On Sale $11.99
This Macon is bright, crisp and clean with a gorgeous bouquet of rosewater, apricot and lemon curd. The palate is full in the mouth with lemon peel and honey notes. There is good volume and weight here, especially at this extremely attractive price. This is a generous Macon with a long tender apricot and guava tinged finish.
Winery Notes

2013 Nicolas Potel Macon Villages Burgundy, France
On Sale $14.99
Here is another winner, this one from esteemed producer Nicolas Potel. Classic mineral, crisp, melon flavors are result of no oak aging.
Merch Notes

Reds

“Readers will know that I have given notice about the quality of Albert Bichot’s wines in recent vintages…these are wines that can surpass expectations.”
The Wine Advocate

pierre bourgogne2013 Albert Bichot Bourgogne Rouge “Vieilles Vignes,” Burgundy, France
On Sale $13.99 Lowest Price online!!!
Pomagranate, cherry, and light hints of smoke surround this soft and drinkable wine. Fragrant notes of flowers on the palate, silky tannins, and great finish for a wine this price.
Merch Notes

2013 Pierre Andre Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Vieilles Vignes,” Burgundy, France
On Sale $13.99
This is everything you want from the greatest home for Pinot Noir…. light bodied, great cherry notes, earthy aromos which only come from Burgundy, at a price that makes you feel like you’re getting away with something.
Merch Notes

2012 Joseph Drouhin Pinot Noir “Laforet,” Bourgogne, France
On Sale $14.99
A dozen appellations rigorously selected by Joseph Drouhin are used for this wine. History & tradition: the first plantings of Pinot Noir in Burgundy probably go back to 150 BC. Laforet Bourgogne rouge, made 100% with this famous grape, is the archetype of red Burgundy for Joseph Drouhin. in the 1970s, Robert drouhin (Veronique’s father) created “the Burgundy to unveil Burgundy”. His idea: the diversity of different terroirs and the elegance of the Drouhin style. He chose grapes from parcels situated near the top of the slopes, high up, close to the forest. He is a nature lover and so called his wine “LaForet” (the forest in French). He then set out to conquer the market and fortune favoured him”. The name LaForet (pronounced “La-fo-ray”) is synonymous with quality. Joseph Drouhin takes great care in selecting the various cuvees. Soil: clay and limestone.
Winery Notes

2013 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir, France
On Sale $14.99
12-bottle purchases come in the original wood case!
Bourgogne Pinot Noir is the regional appellation and the fruit can come from any part of Burgundy. At Maison Louis Latourwe select only the best grapes from the best vineyard plots to make this ‘cuvée’ which represents quality and value for money. This wine exhibits the characteristics of the great red Burgundies. Noble and full, it has a resplendent colour combining grace with vigour and associating strength with finesse. On the palate fresh raspberries are in evidence when the wine is young.
Winery Notes

Also from Louis Latour

2013 Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir IGP Var, France
On Sale $11.99
Domaine de Valmoissine is located on the site of the ancient monastery and university of Valmoissine at 500 metres above sea-level. This guarantees sunshine during the summer months whilst remaining cool at night and limits the possibility of spring frosts. The yield is small in order to ensure perfect maturity and concentration of the grapes, the factors that create the best quality wines. This results in an elegant wine with remarkable finesse.
Winery Notes