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Côte de Beaune

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Côte de Beaune

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The Côte de Beaune is almost twice the size of the Côte de Nuits, with around 6,000 hectares under vine. Whereas the Côte de Nuits is an elongated strip of east-facing slopes, the gradient rising steeply into the hills above, the Côte de Beaune has several side valleys, making it a broader shape on a map.

Travelling north to south, the Côte de Beaune makes a dramatic entrance just before the city of Beaune itself, with the iconic Hill of Corton. This southern region is the more rugged and picturesque half of the Côte d’Or, feeling like proper countryside. The appellation covers both white and red wines.

 

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Watch Joe Muller, Head of Monopole, sharing some insights on the 2019 vintage.

The Côte de Beaune is almost twice the size of the Côte de Nuits, with around 6,000 hectares under vine. Whereas the Côte de Nuits is an elongated strip of east-facing slopes, the gradient rising steeply into the hills above, the Côte de Beaune has several side valleys, making it a broader shape on a map.

Travelling north to south, the Côte de Beaune makes a dramatic entrance just before the city of Beaune itself, with the iconic Hill of Corton. This southern region is the more rugged and picturesque half of the Côte d’Or, feeling like proper countryside. The appellation covers both white and red wines.

 

Contact us to place your order: [email protected] | 020 7265 2430

 

 

Watch Joe Muller, Head of Monopole, sharing some insights on the 2019 vintage.

Corton-Charlemagne & Corton

Three villages lay claim to the Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne and Corton appellations: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses. Corton-Charlemagne is a white wine appellation, half of which consists of the Le Charlemagne and En Charlemagne vineyards. Corton is a red wine appellation. Growers may attach the name of a specific lieu-dit (such as Corton-Bressandes or Corton Clos du Roi), or can make a generic Corton from a blend of vineyards.

Three villages lay claim to the Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne and Corton appellations: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses. Corton-Charlemagne is a white wine appellation, half of which consists of the Le Charlemagne and En Charlemagne vineyards. Corton is a red wine appellation. Growers may attach the name of a specific lieu-dit (such as Corton-Bressandes or Corton Clos du Roi), or can make a generic Corton from a blend of vineyards.

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Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Leaving Beaune northwards, the Côte is interrupted by the inimitable Hill of Corton, dominated by Domaine Bonneau du Martray.

 

Corney & Barrow is the exclusive UK agent for Domaine Bonneau du Martray. The 2019s will be released later this year.

Beaune

Beaune is a large appellation whose reputation arguably lags its performance. Two reasons for this are that it confusingly shares its name with both the Côte d’Or’s main city and the Côte de Beaune, and that it was historically dominated by the large négociant houses who are still based in the city.


Fortunately however, this means that there are still some relative bargains here. Producers with holdings in Beaune which are well worth seeking out include Domaine Jacques Prieur, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet and Domaine Lafarge.

Beaune is a large appellation whose reputation arguably lags its performance. Two reasons for this are that it confusingly shares its name with both the Côte d’Or’s main city and the Côte de Beaune, and that it was historically dominated by the large négociant houses who are still based in the city.


Fortunately however, this means that there are still some relative bargains here. Producers with holdings in Beaune which are well worth seeking out include Domaine Jacques Prieur, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet and Domaine Lafarge.

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Domaine Pierre Labet

The wines sold under the Domaine Pierre Labet name are vinified at Château de La Tour and enjoy the same fastidious attention to detail as those of Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. 

 

Corney & Barrow represents these wines exclusively in the UK and Singapore. They will be released shortly.

Pommard

Pommard used to be the fashionable sibling of nearby Volnay, its clay soils making for a more corporeal, muscular style than Volnay’s delicate, ephemeral wines. Changing tastes meant the tables have turned somewhat, but a resurgence of quality producers are making exciting wines. As a red wine enclave in white wine country, Pommard is underrated and can make excellent age-worthy wines.

Pommard used to be the fashionable sibling of nearby Volnay, its clay soils making for a more corporeal, muscular style than Volnay’s delicate, ephemeral wines. Changing tastes meant the tables have turned somewhat, but a resurgence of quality producers are making exciting wines. As a red wine enclave in white wine country, Pommard is underrated and can make excellent age-worthy wines.

Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau

Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau

Small family-owned Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau is under the stewardship of fourth generations brothers Marc-Emmanuel and Olivier.

Volnay

Silky, seductive, beguiling and ethereal. Volnay can be all of these things. Despite being surrounded by Chardonnay, this outpost of Pinot Noir has many parallels with the perfumed elegance of Chambolle-Musigny. A relatively small commune, Volnay lies between Pommard and Meursault. The vineyard slopes, facing east and south, descend steeply, before inclining more gently towards the road below. The soils are marls, with a bedrock of limestone.

Silky, seductive, beguiling and ethereal. Volnay can be all of these things. Despite being surrounded by Chardonnay, this outpost of Pinot Noir has many parallels with the perfumed elegance of Chambolle-Musigny. A relatively small commune, Volnay lies between Pommard and Meursault. The vineyard slopes, facing east and south, descend steeply, before inclining more gently towards the road below. The soils are marls, with a bedrock of limestone.

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

This domaine, once part-owned by the Dukes of Burgundy, lies at the very heart of Volnay, both geographically and emotionally.

 

The 2019s will be released in March 2021.

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Domaine Lafarge

Michel and Frédéric Lafarge were Domaine Lafarge’s renowned father and son team, recently joined by Frédéric's daughter Clothilde.

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Domaine Georges Glantenay

This family-owned Volnay domaine traces its roots to the 17th century, and is now under the direction of young brother and sister team, Guillaume and Sarah Glantenay.

Meursault

Meursault lies in the centre of the Côte de Beaune, with Volnay to the north and Puligny-Montrachet to the south. Although it has become associated with volume and ‘butteriness’, there is in fact a lot of limestone in the soil and corresponding nervy tension in the wines. The best Meursaults need little makeup.


Meursault is primarily Chardonnay country but there is also some Pinot Noir, notably from Les Santenots, which sits on the boundary with Volnay and can be labelled Volnay-Santenots. As with Nuits-Saint-Georges, it is surprising that a village of this renown has no grands crus. Whatever the reason, the best Meursault premiers crus are of grand cru calibre.

Meursault lies in the centre of the Côte de Beaune, with Volnay to the north and Puligny-Montrachet to the south. Although it has become associated with volume and ‘butteriness’, there is in fact a lot of limestone in the soil and corresponding nervy tension in the wines. The best Meursaults need little makeup.


Meursault is primarily Chardonnay country but there is also some Pinot Noir, notably from Les Santenots, which sits on the boundary with Volnay and can be labelled Volnay-Santenots. As with Nuits-Saint-Georges, it is surprising that a village of this renown has no grands crus. Whatever the reason, the best Meursault premiers crus are of grand cru calibre.

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Domaine Jacques Prieur

Domaine Jacques Prieur has enjoyed an unrivalled, renaissance, engineered by a blend of youth, vision, experience and tradition,  at last producing quality worthy of this great domaine. 

 

We are proud to be exclusive UK agents and will release the wines shortly.

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Domaine Pierre Morey

We knew Pierre Morey during his two decades as Régisseur of Domaine Leflaive, from 1988 to 2008. He combined this high profile position with running the eponymous family domaine in Meursault.

 

We are hugely proud of this newest addition to our Burgundy family. Following last year’s offer of the 2017 and 2018 vintages, we will release the 2019s shortly.

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Domaine Patrick Javillier

Another domaine in the process of a generational handover, the face of Domaine Patrick Javillier is increasingly Patrick’s daughter Marion.

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Domaine Matrot

Adèle and Elsa Matrot are at the helm of Domaine Matrot in Burgundy's Meursault.

Puligny-Montrachet

For many the pinnacle of white Burgundy, the name Puligny-Montrachet is universally recognised and a stamp of quality. With its rapier-like core of acidity, steely precision and depth of flavour, Puligny is capable of producing wines of great ageing potential. The village shares the Montrachet vineyard with its neighbour, Chassagne, entitling it to its valuable suffix. We have lots to choose from here, covering a broad range of styles and prices.

For many the pinnacle of white Burgundy, the name Puligny-Montrachet is universally recognised and a stamp of quality. With its rapier-like core of acidity, steely precision and depth of flavour, Puligny is capable of producing wines of great ageing potential. The village shares the Montrachet vineyard with its neighbour, Chassagne, entitling it to its valuable suffix. We have lots to choose from here, covering a broad range of styles and prices.

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Domaine Leflaive

Among the most famous white wine Domaines of Burgundy, Domaine Leflaive is now run by Brice de La Morandière.

 

Corney & Barrow is the exclusive agent of Domaine Leflaive in the UK and Singapore. The Domaine Leflaive 2019s were among the first wines released, in December 2020. View the offer here.

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Domaine François Carillon

François Carillon is the sixteenth generation of a winemaking family which traces its Burgundian roots back to 1520.

 

Corney & Barrow is the exclusive UK agent of Domaine François Carillon. The 2019s will be released shortly.

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Olivier Leflaive

In the three decades since Maison Olivier Leflaive was established, this Burgundy house has quietly forged an impressive reputation.

 

For many years now, Olivier Leflaive has made special wines exclusively for Corney & Barrow from particular vineyards to which we – customers and staff alike – have become loyal over time. 

 

The 2019s were released in June 2020, as always the leaders of the pack by some distance. View the offer here.

Saint-Aubin

Saint-Aubin lies in a side-valley that winds into the hills to the west of Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, at over 300 metres above sea level. The appellation dates from 1937. The soils are clay-heavy; white wines tend to come from the lighter clays, with high limestone content, with the reds thriving on the heavier brown clay soils. Previously seen as a good source of value relative to adjoining Puligny and Chassagne, the best wines from Saint-Aubin now rival those from its more famous neighbours.

Saint-Aubin lies in a side-valley that winds into the hills to the west of Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, at over 300 metres above sea level. The appellation dates from 1937. The soils are clay-heavy; white wines tend to come from the lighter clays, with high limestone content, with the reds thriving on the heavier brown clay soils. Previously seen as a good source of value relative to adjoining Puligny and Chassagne, the best wines from Saint-Aubin now rival those from its more famous neighbours.

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Domaine Hubert Lamy

Domaine Hubert Lamy is one of the stars of Saint-Aubin. We are delighted to have added these brilliant wines to our roster in the small 2016 vintage, and to be continuing this year.

Santenay

Sitting at the southernmost tip of the Côte d’Or, Santenay’s plantings consist of around 90% red grapes and just 10% white. Its history dates back to pre-Roman times, when it was prized for its thermal waters, rich in mineral salts.


The vineyards are marked out by the windmill which sits in the premier cru Beauregard vineyard. With the steady march of prices further north in the Côte, this is an appellation which is fast making a name for itself beyond the region.

Sitting at the southernmost tip of the Côte d’Or, Santenay’s plantings consist of around 90% red grapes and just 10% white. Its history dates back to pre-Roman times, when it was prized for its thermal waters, rich in mineral salts.


The vineyards are marked out by the windmill which sits in the premier cru Beauregard vineyard. With the steady march of prices further north in the Côte, this is an appellation which is fast making a name for itself beyond the region.

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Domaine Justin Girardin

The Girardin family traces its Burgundian roots back to 1570, with Justin Girardin being the 13th generation.

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