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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.

 

Contact us to place your order: [email protected] | +852 3694 3333

 

 

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] | +852 3694 3333

 

 

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

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 du Comte Armand

The jewel of Domaine du Comte Armand is the Clos des Epeneaux, a walled premier cru monopole in Pommard of 5.3ha. The domaine has had a line-up of prestigious winemakers, Paul Zinetti following Benjamin Leroux and before him, Pascal Marchand. The domaine is fully biodynamic and produces elegant and long lasting wines. In the last decade, the domaine has purchased vineyards in Volnay and Auxey-Duresses, where Paul makes some of the finest examples of these appellations.

Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau

Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau

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

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 Patrick Javillier

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

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 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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