THE GREAT BIO ESTATES OF BURGUNDY

 

The best way to avoid the disappointment and confusion associated with Burgundy wine, is to 'buy bio'. The greatest producers in Burgundy are all organic and biodynamic, producing magnificent wine - at often inaccessible prices!  However move down the scale a bit, and relative bargains are to be had.  

THREE PURPLE MUSTARDS  'Les Incontournables'

Domaine Leflaive

The Domaine:

The preparations used in biodynamics allow the vine to strengthen its immunity by respecting the natural balance of fauna and flora. 

Biodynamic agriculture consists mainly of taking care of the soil. It involves making sure that it is properly balanced, creating harmonious life conditions between land, plants and the environment.  The exchanges that take place between soil biology and its root and foliage systems enable the soil characteristics to be transferred to the grapes, increasing the quality of their flavours. 

The wines gain balance, structure and depth.  

Domaine Leroy

Robert Parker:

".....Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy’s quality hierarchy....she is a perfectionist, and because she has had the courage to produce wines from low yields and bottle them naturally, without fining or filtration....other top domaines....are frightened of Bize-Leroy because they fear increasing pressure for lower yields and bio-dynamic farming. Anyone who loves great Burgundy, must realize that her wines embarrass much of what is produced in Burgundy”  

Romanee-Conti

Revue des Vins de France:

Aubert de Villaine (and his co-manager Henry-Frédéric Roch) were the first to alarm Burgundy of the possibility of asphyxiation of the soil by weed killers. ...Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC for the initiated) has been practicing organic farming since 1986 and biodynamics for two years. Aubert de Villaine asked for certification in 2008, in a concern for "organic solidarity", and humbly adds: "It is not bad to be controlled from time to time, which makes it possible to be even more strict..... ".

TWO PURPLE MUSTARDS  Great Estates

CÔTE DE NUITS

Marsannay

Jean Fournier

Huguenot

Sylvain Pataille

Gevrey Chambertin

Dugat-Py

Jean Louis Trapet

Rossignol Trapet

Morey St Denis

Arlaud

Cecile Tremblay

Dujac

Chambolle Musigny

Amiot Servelle

Jacques-Frederique Mugnier

Vosne Romanee

Bruno Clavelier

Nuits St Georges

Machard de Gramont

Premaux Prissey

Domaine de La Vougeraie

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

Savigny les Beaune

Chandon de Briailles

St Romain

Domaine d'Auvenay

Volnay

Michel Lafarge

Meursault

Comtes Lafon

Pierre Morey

 

CÔTE MACONNAISE

Domaine Cornin

 
 

 

ONE PURPLE MUSTARD   Under the Radar

CHABLIS

Chateau Beru  (Beru)

Domaine de la Boissoneuse -Jean Marc Brocard

CÔTE DE NUITS

Jane et Sylvain (Gevrey-Chambertin)

 

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

Domaine Rougeot (Meursault)

Dominique and Catherine Derain  (St Aubin) 

Comte Armand (Pommard) 

Emmanuel Giboulot (Beaune) 

Thierry Guyot (St Romain) 

Sylvain Loichet (Chorey les Beaune)

Roblet Monnot (Volnay) 

Didier Montchovet (Nantoux)

Eric de Suremain - Château de Monthelie (Monthelie)

Jean Claude Rateau (Beaune) 

 

 

CÔTE MACONNAISE

Daniel Barraud - (Vergisson)

Bret Brothers -(La Soufrandiere)

Domaine Guillemot Michel - (Clesse)

Domaine Denis Jeandeau - (Fuissé)

Laurent et Celine Tripoz -(Loché)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BURGUET BROTHERS GEVREY

BURGUET BROTHERS GEVREY

 HUGEOT MARSANNAY

HUGEOT MARSANNAY

 DUGAT-PY GEVREY

DUGAT-PY GEVREY

 CLAVELLIER VOSNE ROMANEE

CLAVELLIER VOSNE ROMANEE

 JEAN FOURNIER MARSANNAY

JEAN FOURNIER MARSANNAY

 JEAN LOUIS TRAPET GEVREY

JEAN LOUIS TRAPET GEVREY

 ROMANEE CONTI VOSNE ROMANEE

ROMANEE CONTI VOSNE ROMANEE

 ROSSIGNOL TRAPET GEVREY

ROSSIGNOL TRAPET GEVREY