Three new Burgundy producers at Stannary St Wine Co.
We are delighted to share our latest news with you that we will begin supplying wines from three high quality new Burgundy producers, adding to our already extensive range of wines from the region. Our new wines will come from Domaine Charton, Domaine Alexis Pollier, and Domaine Etienne Julien and will be available within the next week or two.
So let’s take a look at each domaine and we will explain what excites us about them:
Domain Charton is based in Mercurey in the Côte Chalonnaise, with 11.5 ha managed by Jean-Pierre Charton's son, Vincent, who joined his father in 2008. Vincent has vineyards from both, the north and the south part of Mercurey where the soils are quite different from each other. His philosophy of minimal interference allows these differences to be expressed whilst the wines’ purity and finesse give them a level of refinement rarely seen in this appellation. Domaine Charton’s wines consistently score amongst the top of wines from Mercurey.
At Stannary Street we like to discover growers early and in young Alexis Pollier we found one before he’d even bottled his first wine! Mind you we did that with Amélie Berthaut and Armand Heitz and they both worked out very nicely indeed! Based in Fuissé near Mâcon, he currently makes three wines all with an emphasis on freshness, purity, and lively racy fruit flavours. In a departure from the traditions of Mâcon some of Pollier’s wines will not see any oak at all, but Alexis applies some lees stirring in stainless steel tanks to add complexity and intensity to the wine. His wines are highly drinkable and refreshing and offer great value.
Our third new arrival is Domaine Julien, Gérard et Fils. Set in Comblanchien, just south of Nuits-St-Georges. The domaine dates back to the late 19th century when François Xavier Julien first purchased some vineyard land in Comblanchien and Nuits‐Saint‐Georges and is currently undergoing a mini-revolution under the care of young Étienne, who took over from his father Gérard in 2012. He has ushered in a new era of quality with a more organic approach and more carefully controlled yields. The wines are delightfully plush and vibrant from the juicy Côte de Nuits villages up to the Echezeaux.