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12 Bottles of Small-Production White Burgundy for $275
And we’ll throw in the shipping
That’s less than $23 a bottle!
Here are some of the White Burgundies that we think best introduce the Elden Selections palate. We’re not into oaky Chardonnay. We like our whites to be fresh, lively and complex, showing off the diversity of Burgundian minerality
You can taste the ‘terroir’ in Elden Selections White Burgundy, from Chablis, through the Cote de Beaune and onward to the south. Pure Chardonnay!
Here’s what you get:
INTRODUCING ELDEN WHITE BURGUNDY
2 BOTTLES OF EACH
Chateau de Chamilly Montagny 1er Cru ‘Les Jardins’ 2013
From the southern reaches of the Cote Chalonnaise, the wines of Montagny are among the best value in White Burgundy. With a unique and dusty minerality that many compare to a suave left-bank Chablis, the wines also profit from their southern position, so ripeness and maturity yield seductive and charming Chardonnay. This premier cru ‘Les Jardins’ is rich and grassy, with flinty minerality in the nose, and smoky minerality on the fruit. Lemon drop acidity and a touch of fat maturity are carried through the mid-palate onto a long mineral finish.
Domaine Jean Fery Pernand-Vergelesses ‘Les Combottes’ 2013
Pernand ‘Les Combottes’ lies in a heat trap above and behind the village of Pernand-Vergelesses. In a sense it is the last vineyard in the line leading off of Corton-Charlemagne, which explains why you often see this village appellation bottled as a single vineyard lieu-dit. The Domaine Jean Fery has its roots in Echevronne, just above the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, so this is, in a sense, their signature white. Floral and mineral, uniquely Pernand, there’s a freshness and a purity that is fleshy and fruity but well-cut and firm.
Domaine Germain Pere et Fils Saint Romain Blanc 2014
With admirable yields (45hl/ha). This Saint Romain white is taken seriously right from the start. Add 30% new oak and 8-9 months of aging and batonnage, and you get a very classy Chardonnay with the unique and superbly subtle Saint Romain minerality, full, rich and dense, with elegant floral notes, good acidity in its youthful charm. We found this wine on a restaurant list in Santenay and were so impressed we went the next day to meet the producers. An excellent bottle.
Domaine Oudin Chablis 2014
Classic sweet river rock minerality and floral freshness, this is a meticulous perfectionists’ Chablis ‘tout-court’ (as the locals call the ‘village’ appellation). This wine is at its peak now and will remain there for another 3-4 years. A lovely introduction to the Domaine Oudin style.
Domaine Philippe Charmond Macon-Vergisson 2013
Vergisson gives its name to this lively Macon-Villages Chardonnay. Situated on the flanks of the the Roche de Vergission and with the rock at Solutre as a backdrop, this is one of the prettiest corners in the Maconnais. This is a charming wine, natural and fresh with the mineral persistence of a full-fledged Pouilly-Fuisse. It’s a weighty Chardonnay, with lemony and buttery notes, and hints of apricot and peach. Good acidity, with a driven edge and a long mineral finish.
Romuald Petit Saint Veran ‘Les Champs Ronds’ 2014
The single-vineyard ‘Champs Ronds’ comes from a soil made up entirely of fossilized shellfish, which gives this wine a particular minerality. In this sort of soil, Chardonnay gives powerful wines, with rich ripe fruits (thanks to the mild Maconnais climate). Hints of fleshy fruit, like peach overlay the smoky minerality. This is an opulent wine, sophisticated and suave, with complexity driven by the minerality.