Three Bottles Christmas Case – Christmas Essentials

£60.00

The three essential wines of Christmas. Fizz, to get things underway, White Burgundy, for the starter, and Red Burgundy, for the bird!
If it ain’t broke…

Colour

Red, Sparkling Rose, White

Country

France

Domaine

Domaine Guerrin & Fils, Domaine Saint André de Figuière, Domaine Tupinier-Bautista

Region

Burgundy, Provence

Description

Three Bottle Christmas Case. Price includes delivery.

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A bottle each of:

Domaine Saint Andre de Figuière Atmosphere Sparkling Rosé 2017, Provence
Domaine Guerrin Mâcon-Vergisson Les Rochers 2019, Burgundy
Domaine Tupinier-Bautista Bourgogne Rouge 2018, Burgundy

About the Domaine

Guerrin are noted for their exceptional sites within Pouilly-Fuissé. Located between the Roc de Vergisson and Roc de Solutre, the climate here, south of the Cote d’Or is a warmer and sunnier and can give blowsy wines. The quality factor at Domaine Guerrin is their holdings. Several of their plots benefit from relative altitude (up to 400m) and rocky limestone soils which add minerality and structure to firm ripe fruit flavours. The Domaine also makes an excellent single vineyard St Veran.
Son Bastien is now at the domaine full time and taking over from his father. He is working with natural yeast fermentations, and cutting back new oak, while extending elevage. These developments seem to be bearing fruit with a series of successful vintages. The future looks bright at Domaine Guerrin

This dynamic domaine was created by Burgundian Alain Combard in the early 1990’s and is now run by his children. Their range of Rosé are quintessentially Provençal, palest pink and absolutely perfect for drinking in the sunshine.

Alain, alongside his friend Michel Laroche, created one of Chablis’ best known domaines in the 1970s before selling up in the late 1980s. Needing a new challenge and feeling the call of the south, he began to explore Provence, looking for a place to make fine wines. A fan of Rosé, he wanted to see if, by carefully adopting Burgundian viticultural methods, he could produce pink wines that would stand at table against the world’s great whites. After a number of years searching he found Saint-André de Figuière, an old estate that had already been run organically for a decade or more, but was in need of investment.

Alain’s children have now taken over, but his philosophy continues and the wines are better than ever.

“Manu Bautista is making some of the most expressive, complex, age worthy reds in the Côte Chalonnaise right now.”
Tim Atkin, Decanter, January 2020

Manu Bautista is an engaging man to taste with. A whirlwind of gestures, snorts, laughter and general enthusiasm, it is clear he enjoys tasting his wines as much as making them. The domaine has recently moved from cramped old cellars in the village to a beautiful modern winery surrounded by vines. It is a mark of Manu’s character that he has built a swimming pool outside his tasting room. Everything is hand harvested, and the grapes are destemmed before a 15 day fermentation. The village and 1er Crus see a year in barrel. His wines are delicious, richly fruited and exuberant with fine structure and plenty of energy, they drink at 3-5 years but continue to improve in the cellar for longer. The 1er Cru Vellées shows an extra tautness and finesse from the old vines and limestone soil, it is cool and fresh despite 2018s warmth.

In the words of the Wine Advocate’s William Kelley “supple, fragrant reds bursting with vibrant fruit that entirely conceals their velvety tannins… in short, Bautista is one of a small handful of producers that demonstrate just what is possible when Mercurey’s terroirs are lavished with the same attention devoted to their more famous Côte d’Or counterparts.”

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