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2018 White Burgundy

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François d’Allaines, Demigny

A very good range here as usual. François makes a careful choice of grape suppliers and then takes great care in the way the wines are matured, taking them off gross lees when they have reached optimum richness of flavour and giving them the appropriate time in barrel. The Bourgogne gets about nine months, Rully, Auxey and Saint-Aubin a little longer, at 11-12. Between 10-20% new oak is used to avoid marking the wines with a vanilla scent.

4 Products Listed
Product Name Code Bottles Price Type
BU72441

François d'Allaines, Bourgogne Blanc Côte Châlonnaise 2018

Fermented entirely in barrel and matured on its lees for about nine months to enrich the flavour, this far-from-basic Bourgogne is ripe yet fresh, the signature of the vintage. A great deal of class for the money. Drink from 2021 to 2023.

BU72441 Bottles12 Price£92.00 Type
BU72431

François d'Allaines, Rully 'Tête de Cuvée' 2018

This assemblage of three vineyards – Saint-Jacques, En Varot and Chaponnière – produces a fresh wine, predominantly appley, but with a hint of melons. Drink from 2021 to 2023.

BU72431 Bottles12 Price£140.00 Type
BU72451

François d'Allaines, Auxey-Duresses 2018

An improved blend this year, with almost a third of it sourced from the excellent La Macabré vineyard to complement Les Autés, Le Closeau and Les Boutonnières. In buyer Toby Morrhall's view, this is the best Auxey made by François for over five years. Drink from 2021 to 2024.

BU72451 Bottles12 Price£180.00 Type
BU72461

Francois d'Allaines Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Sur Gamay 2018

Saint-Aubins have wonderful freshness and purity of fruit, the coolish valley protecting the grapes from overripening. Intense, honeysuckle aromas, with bright and ripe fruit on the palate lead into a lovely tension between richness and freshness. Matured for 16 months in barrel. Drink from 2022 to 2025.

BU72461 Bottles12 Price£215.00 Type
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