White Burgundy Sale – Domaine Sylvain Langorueau’s 2017s

White Burgundy from a classic vintage in the Cote D’Or
Great prices -Stock up for summer! 

We love working with Nathalie and Sylvain of Domaine Langoureau. They are committed to their land and producing the best wines they can; their range of white Burgundy offers great value without compromising quality or individuality. So when they told us that due to a lack of restaurant business they had unsold stocks of 2017, and offered us a sharp price too boot, we jumped at the chance.
 
As I said when we first offered the 2017s, it is a great white Burgundy year, the best since 2014. The Langoureau wines have the freshness of 2014 with some of the body and richness of 2015, a winning combination for stylish white Burgundy. We have wines from St Aubin, where the domaine is based, Chassagne and Puligny in the offer, so there should be something for everyone. The wines have arrived and are in stock so delivery is available straight away. We are offering generous discounts on the bottle pricing, and a further discount for unmixed cases of six. I have included notes were available from Richard Hemming MW, writing on Jancis Robinson’s website. 
 
With a couple of years in the bottle these wines are living up to their early promise. The Langoureau style – new oak used sparingly to give transparent wines with ripe fruit balanced by refreshing acidity – runs through these wines and I would heartily recommend them all, from the St Aubin village to the great Puligny 1er Cru la Garenne.
 
This is a fantastic chance to stock up on white Burgundy for this summer and beyond, don’t miss out!

Buy the wines online here.

The Wines
St Aubin 2017
Special price: £19.45 per bottle inc VAT / £110.70 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price £23.45 per bottle inc VAT
The Langoureau village St Aubin comes from vineyards at the top of the slopes where a thin layer of clay sits atop poor limestone. Great concentration for a village wine, this really shows the quality of St Aubin’s terroir. No new oak.

“Easy-drinking, medium body. Apple fruit, a touch of salinity adds some interest on the finish. Smooth texture with a snappy finish.”
16/20 pts Richard Hemming MW*

St Aubin 1er Cru Bas de Vermarain à l’Est 2017
Special price: £24.95 per bottle inc VAT / £142.20 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price £28.95 per bottle inc VAT
Rare to find this 1er Cru, one of St Aubin’s smallest. Facing south east but situated in a side valley which channels wind through the vines, this site is sunny yet cool, which accounts for the wine’s good fruit weight and countering citrus drive. I had never heard of this vineyard until tasting this. 20% new oak.

“Noticeably more oaked than their villages St-Aubin, but the fruit clarity keeps up, delivering the most gorgeously complex and concentrated palate. Utterly delicious, with a marine, stony complexity on the finish. Loads of length and concentration. Brilliant.”
17/20 pts Richard Hemming MW*

St Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly 2017
Special price: £25.95 per bottle inc VAT / £147.90 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price: £29.95 per bottle inc VAT
Perhaps St Aubin’s finest site, often seen as a continuation of the Grand Crus of Chassagne. Very little clay over the limestone gives the wine a racy attack and saline finish. Super concentration with a rich mid palate, the balance is impeccable.

“Riper fruit than their Bas de Vermarain à l’Est, with plumper body too. The clove spice is just a little intrusive in the mix. Even so, there’s impressive concentration of fruit on the finish, which seems set to stay the course.”
17/20 pts Richard Hemming MW*

Chassagne-Montrachet les Houillères 2017
Special price: £29.95 per bottle inc VAT / £170.70 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price: £35.95 per bottle inc VAT
The Langoureau philosophy of emphasising terroir means they bottle their two Chassagne lieu-dit separately rather than making one village blend. The Houillères, comes from vines hard against the Puligny border. Relatively full bodied with lots of peach and apple fruit it is an excellent village Chassagne.

“Mealy, mineral nose and precise, crisp green apple fruit. Crunchy, refreshing, juicy. Great concentration and definition, and the refreshment factor is very punchy.”
17/20 pts Richard Hemming MW*

Chassagne-Montrachet les Perclos 2017
Special price: £29.95 per bottle inc VAT / £170.70 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price: £35.95 per bottle inc VAT
Lying further towards Chassagne to the south of Les Houillères this site has deeper clay over the limestone. Sylvain allows grass to grow between the rows. This additional competition forces the vines to grow deeper roots, ending them through the rich clay to the bed rock, limestone, below. Sylvain thinks this in turn brings freshness and minerality to the wine. Certainly the 2017 shows a nice contrast between rich, almost silky fruit and saline acidity. Good stuff and shows Sylvain’s skills in the vineyard.

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru la Garenne 2017
Special price: £42.50 per bottle inc VAT / £239.70 per case of six inc VAT
Normal price: £44.95 per bottle inc VAT
This vineyard, high on the slopes, has very little soil and was known for giving elegant, fine wines that lacked a certain depth. Recent warmer conditions have seen this change, and la Garenne seems to be coming into its own. This is such classic Puligny with its white peach and hazelnut palate and chalky, taut energy. Just 20% new oak brings a satin edge to the texture without imparting obvious wood flavours. Superb.

“Butter, baked spices, toffee, apple and pineapple. So ripe, then so savoury to finish – really divine. Captures the essence of Burgundy. Mealy, full length with delicious lingering salinity. GV (good value)!”
17.5/20 pts Richard Hemming MW*

*all notes from www.jancisrobinson.com