Online Shop
spacer

Search

spacer

Filter by Price

spacer

Category

spacer

Best Sellers

spacer

Contact us

Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

Tel: (01404) 814139
Fax: (01404) 812100

Shop Opening Times
Closed Bank Holiday Monday Mon-Fri 0900-1300,1400-1730 Sat 0900-1300,1430-1630

[Email us]

spacer
spacer

Burgundy (Côte de Beaune)

Cte de Beaune - White Wines

Domaine Grard Thomas, ST. AUBIN

The delightful Gérard Thomas (ably assisted by his daughter, Anne) is one of the very best producers of white St. Aubin. He took over the domaine from his father in 1982 and has built-up a core of top vineyard sites since then. The leading Premier Cru that the Thomas family make is the 1er Cru la Chatenière which is a wine that has a lime-blossom and dried fruit bouquet and a nutty, peachy fruitiness. The 2005 is rich and ripe with a finely defined acidity, a lush mouthfilling fruitiness and a good finish. There is also an intelligent use of oak with 20% being used in an entirely supporting rôle.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Jean-Marc Morey, CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET

Jean-Marc, now ably assisted by his daughter, Caroline, is really back on form. After a run of tragedies in the early 1990's (when he lost his wife to a tragic illness and, shortly after, an old friend and employee was killed in a tractor accident) Jean-Marc has rebuilt his life and has re-emerged as the leading light in the village of Chassagne. Using only indigenous yeasts for the fermentation, maximum lees-contact prior to the first racking, 15% new oak casks and, above all, early bottling in September, this father and daughter team have managed to achieve a range of whites that exhibit a purity of rich fruit (coupled with a mouth-tingling freshness) that is rare to find. The 2002 whites are the finest that we have tasted from the Moreys, full of their trade-mark fruity succulence, combined with an almost exotic complexity and long, lingering finish due to a fine acidity. They are also remarkably concentrated considerable weight and extremely well-integrated oak. Jean-Marc does not believe in using too much new oak and matching the style of the vintage to the quantity of new oak barrels required. We have been dealing with the Morey family for nearly twenty years when the estate was in the hands of father, Albert.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Paul Garaudet, MONTHLIE

Paul Garaudet took charge of this important 15-hectare domaine when he was only eighteen, following the sudden death of his father, Georges, and some of his superb wines are still labelled under his father's name, although this might well be for tax purposes! There can be no doubt that he had to learn the hard way and, now in his late-thirties, he has carved himself out a reputation as one of the finest red and white wine-makers in the village of Monthélie, a sleepy village in a valley just to the west of Meursault. Paul's white wines have come of age and the 2000 Meursault (which is made from 40 year-old vines) is exceptionally complex with an entrancing purity of fruit whilst his 1999 Puligny Montrachet is very open with a white-fruit and hazelnut bouquet. It is intense and perfectly balanced with a great deal of extraction and length. The "secret treasure" chez Garaudet is, without doubt, his high-toned and classy Monthelie, le Champ Fulliot. the 2002 is has an entrancing purity of fruit and is rich, succulent and ample and is saturated in white-peach fruit.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Alain et Jean-Louis Chavy - COTE DE BEAUNE

Followine the 2002 vintage, Gerard Chavy, Alain and Jean-Louis's father, split the domaine between the two of them and these are now two very seperate estates. Overall there is scrupulous attention to detail and a desire to keep down yields. there is obvious competition betweent Alain and Jean-Louis as to who can make the best wine, which can only be a good thing. With the 2004 vintage we have swung more towards those wines from Jean-Louis, simply as the wines appear to be more handcrafted.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Chandon de Briailles - COTE DE BEAUNE

Domaine Chandon de Briailles has been owned by the same family since 1834 belonging to the Count and Countess Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and their children. Count Nicolay inherited the estate from his grandmother, Countess Chandon de Briailles who was herself related to the well known champagne estate, Moët et Chandon. Four kilometers from the town of Beaune, the domaine lies at the heart of the Côte d'Or and its 13 hectares are split equally between the villages of Savigny-les-Beane, Pernand Vergelesses and Aloxe Corton.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine de la Guyonnire - COTE DE BEAUNE

Antonin Guyon is a very large estate owner in Burgundy owning 119 acres in the Côte d'Or. The firm is run by the two Guyon brothers, Michel and Dominique. Their cellars are based in Savigny-les-Beaune. They are ably assisted by Vincent Nicot, their vineyard manager and cellar master. Dominique is in charge of the vinification.

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Bonneau du Martray - COTE DE BEAUNE

Domaine Bonneau du Martray, on the hillside of the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, is a continuous vineyard of 27 acres, unusual in Burgundy. The property has been in family ownership for more than two centuries and their meticulous care and attention in the vineyards and winery are evident in the superlative quality of their produce. The outstanding quality of the terroir allows this famous property to produce two of Burgundy's finest wines, the red Corton and the white Corton-Charlemagne. Today Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière is winemaker as well as steward of the domaine.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Albert Morey - COTE DE BEAUNE

This Grand Cru white Burgundy house is from the very top of the tree in quality terms. Made in totally miniscule quantities (Jean-Marc Morey shares a few rows with his brother Bernard which they both inherited from their father, Albert). He manages to make about 3 barrels in an ordinary harvest. Jean-Marc, now ably assisted by his daughter, Caroline, is really back on form. After a run of tragedies in the early 1990's (when he lost his wife to a tragic illness and, shortly after, an old friend and employee was killed in a tractor accident) Jean-Marc has rebuilt his life and has re-emerged as one of the leading lights in the village of Chassagne. Using only indigenous yeasts for the fermentation, maximum lees-contact prior to the first racking, 15% new oak casks and, above all, early bottling in September, this father and daughter team have managed to achieve a range of whites that exhibit a purity of rich fruit (coupled with a mouth-tingling freshness) that is rare to find.

..................................................................................................................................................................

Cte de Beaune - Red Wines

Domaine Domaine Jean-Marc Morey, CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET

If Jean-Marc Morey is renowned for his majestic white wines, his red Burgundies possess a deliciously pervasive intensity, are always deep-coloured and are wonderfully evocative of concentrated Pinot Noir and offer some of the best values on the Côte de Beaune . The rich soils of Chassagne require rigorous pruning of the Pinot Noir vines, otherwise yields would be simply just too high. Jean-Marc has made some delicious 2000 reds which are beautifully structured and supported by the judicious use of 25% new oak. The village Chassagne comes from vines with an average age of 35 years-old and (although most of his neighbours would label this as Vieilles Vignes ) he ignores this fact on the label. It has a well-structured silky fruitiness, a deep colour and a pervasive finish. We are real followers of his Premier Cru reds and his Champs Gains is as deliciously pure as always whilst the Clos St. Jean (the vineyard was planted in 1982) is gloriously seductive and complex with a definitive fruits sauvage attack and a distinctive maraschino cherry backdrop.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Paul Garaudet, MONTHLIE

'Le Grand Paul', as he is known to his friends, is making some of the most beautifully sculpted reds to be found on the Côte de Beaune. Since we first met Paul, this ebullient, passionate, Gitane-smoking enthusiast has developed a range of wines that continually win competitive tastings throughout France. In 1994 he acquired a holding in the Clos Gauthey in Monthélie and, from these 40 year-old vines, he is making a particularly intense and powerful red with overtones of black cherries and loganberries. From two hectares of village Monthélie, Paul makes a very approachable but genuinely serious wine, the 1999 being dark ruby coloured, is medium to full-bodied and is a rich and firm silk-textured wine packed full of spicy black cherries and raspberries. We have recently purchased some of his quite exceptional 2000 Pommard which is Paul's first vintage from some 50 year-old vines, which he bought from a neighbour a couple of years ago. It is an immensely ripe and structured Pommard with an intensity of blackberry fruit which envelopes the ripe tannins. The Volnay 1er Cru les Roncerets is a magical wine, almost dense in its black fruit concentration but also with amazing purity.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................



Burgundy (Côte de Beaune) - Continued

Domaine Michel Martin - CHOREY-LES-BEAUNE

A real find on this year's buying trip, Michel Martin and his wife (who has crossed the Rubicon from being a nurse to a wine-maker!) make some sublime red wines from a tiny 4.5ha. vineyard which is already eco-friendly but is moving to a full organic status as soon as possible. Using traditional vinification methods (with the exception of a 4-5 day 'cold soak' to extract better texture and richness), they are making reds of exceptional purity. The Chorey sees no new oak and is quite simply stunning - elegant, sweet richness abounds - whilst the 1er Cru les Teurons sits amongst the true Burgundian aristocracy being multi-layered, complex and fabulously unctuous. This is an estate going places and we cannot recommend their wines highly enough.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Reyane et Pascal Bouley - BEAUNE

Due to a mix-up with appointments this April, we nearly missed meeting the bubbly Reyane Bouley and tasting her formidable Beaune. There is probably no one who we deal with who natters and fusses as much as she does but in the most infectiously charming manner. Situated opposite the church in Volnay, this is a very serious estate with some quality holdings in Beaune. Vinified traditionally, this is a deep-coloured, fleshy wine with bags of lively red cherry fruit and loads of length.

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Vincent Girardin - MEURSAULT

From vineyards that constitute the most southerly of the Côte de Beaune around the village of Dézize-Les-Maranges. The reds from these sites are usually fairly earthy in character, leaning stylistically a shade towards Santenay. This 2003 is opulent, round an exceptionally ripe. The Girardin family wine estate has been passed from father to son for 11 generations in the commune of Santenay. Vincent Girardin , now in his forties, has been in charge since 1982.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Ren Durand - COMBLANCHIEN

René Durand has an infectious sense of humour but is also an immensely talented wine-maker and a visit to his labyrinthine cellars cut into the Comblanchien rock (Comblanchien is renowned for its rose-coloured marble as well as its wines!) is always something we look forward to. This is the heartland of the Côte de Nuits Villages appellation (there are only 30-odd growers in the AOC) and the Durands' villages wines see 15% new oak and are always of Nuits St. Georges quality, combining an open, flamboyant fruitiness with ripe, integrated tannins.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Chantal Lescure - NUITS ST GEORGES

Prior to 1995, the wines from this substantial 24-hectare estate were sold to the négociant firm of Labouré-Roi in Nuits St. Georges. Tragically, in 1995, Chantal Lescure died, leaving the domaine in the hands of her son from her first marriage, Aymeric Machard de Gramont. He decided to move away from the négociant circuit and establish the domaine as a serious player in Burgundy. The first part of this process was to improve the state of the vines in the vineyards and to dramatically reduce the yields on the vines by introducing a tighter pruning process, abandoning the use of herbicides and pesticides and by systematically thinning out the grapes in July to increase their sugar content and intensity of flavour. This has now been successfully completed and, in 1999, Aymeric's wine-maker, the brilliant young François Charveriat, was given a free hand to construct a state-of-the-art winery in the domaine's old buildings at Nuits St. Georges.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Comte Armand - POMMARD

Domaine Comte Armand owns many prestigious vineyards. One of them is the very well-known Clos des Epeneaux in Pommard. This estate produces some of Burgundy's great wines which are delicate yet deep. The discreet and efficient cellar master, BenedictLeroux, travelled extensively around the world researching the best soils for the growth of Pinot Noir. He also spent some time at Château Cos d'Estournel. He was very much head-hunted by the Armand family upon his return to France and has been working with them since the early ninties. He is a vociferous advocate of biodynamics with special interest in lunar cycles and is making what is surely one of the best reds in Burgundy.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Grard Thomas, ST. AUBIN

The delightful Gérard Thomas (ably assisted by his daughter, Anne) is one of the very best producers of St. Aubin. He took over the domaine from his father in 1982 and has built-up a core of top vineyard sites since then. The leading Premier Cru that the Thomas family make is the 1er Cru les Frionnes which is wonderfully elegant and structured.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Simon Bize et Fils, SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE

Originating in Savoie, the Bize family moved to Burgundy at the turn of the 19th century, settling in the Savigny region where they have been making superb wine ever since. They have been an innovative family and Simon Bize was domaine bottling before The Second World War.

Today, the domaine is managed by Patrick Bize who owns a mix of Premier Cru and village vineyards. The vines are guyot trained and are, on the whole, pretty old thus keeping yields down to between 30 and 40 hectolitres per hectare (tending towards the lower end of the scale). Fermentation takes place in open wooden or enamel tanks and the wines see a sensible amount of oak (up to about 50% going into lightly toasted new oak).

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................

Domaine Chandon de Briailles - COTE DE BEAUNE

Domaine Chandon de Briailles has been owned by the same family since 1834 belonging to the Count and Countess Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and their children. Count Nicolay inherited the estate from his grandmother, Countess Chandon de Briailles who was herself related to the well known champagne estate, Moët et Chandon. Four kilometers from the town of Beaune, the domaine lies at the heart of the Côte d'Or and its 13 hectares are split equally between the villages of Savigny-les-Beane, Pernand Vergelesses and Aloxe Corton.

click here to view the wines from this producer

..................................................................................................................................................................


30 Days of German Riesling
30 Days of German Riesling
Fresh, fruity and perfect for summer lunches. What's not to love about German Riesling ?!
Best Loved from our CPW team is from Louis Guntrum.

Louis Guntrum Riesling
spacer
Champagne Gremillet
Champagne Gremillet
Extremely elegant wines that have undergone a surprisingly long bottle-ageing process that gives them a roundness not often found at this level.


Champagne Gremillet
spacer
Newsletter Signup
If you would like to be sent a newsletter, please put your email address below




[Newsletter Archive]
spacer

2014 CPW
Christopher Piper Wines Ltd. will not sell to anyone under the UK legal drinking age of 18 years. To purchase products on the site you must be eighteen years of age or more.
You must ensure that the details provided by you on ordering or at any time are correct and complete.

Registered Company 1509601 Christopher Piper Wines Ltd, 1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1DB. All rights reserved. You must be 18 or over to order.