‘White burgundies are the real stars of 2014,’ says Jancis Robinson.
We have just landed the 2014s from 2 of our favourite, great value white Burgundies. And yes, the whites are spectacular in 2014, showing a chiselled acidity along with ample ripeness and wonderful depth.
Considered one of the finest winemakers in France, Meursault-God Dominique Lafon bought property in the Mâcon in 1999. He believed strongly in the region, but felt that too few vignerons had attempted to realise its full potential. Thus, in the very same spirit that he runs his renowned Meursault domaine, Dominique utilises biodynamic viticulture, intense soil rejuvenation, tight yield control and rigorous green harvesting in the Mâcon. Ageing occurs in a mixture of steel tanks, wooden foudres, and demi-muid oak casks, and he produces some of the most complex, vibrant and impressive wines the region has ever seen!
‘Forget about the confusing village names attached to Mâcon and focus on the fact these whites offer great immediate drinking at sensible prices,’ says Decanter. The 2014s will, however, age well for 5-8 years!
Daniel Dampt produces a racy, taut style of Chablis and the 2014s remind me of the knockout 2008s. A classically driven 150-year-old domaine, there is no oak maturation and little has changed through the 5 generations. We also managed to receive a case of the 2013 Grand Cru Le Clos.
Please email Roland@winecellar.co.za regarding your interest promptly as stocks are highly limited.