New Wines in the Store

by Russ Anderson on June 10, 2017

6Those who know the store, know we love Burgundy wines. This wine is a great lesson in Burgundy for those just beginning to explore the enticing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from this region. In fact, it is a mini case study of Burgundy in a single bottle. Volnay and Gevrey-Chambertin are two great regions in Burgundy. Pierre Boillot, a top producer in Burgundy, is one of the few that is able to balance the wines of both the Cotes de Beaune and the Cotes de Nuits regions.

The lesson this bottle holds is the balance of these two regions. The lush fruit and structure from Gevrey Chambertin follows the floral, soft touch of Volnay on the entry. It is a surprising bottle that shows both aspects of Burgundy in a single bottle. Delightfully enticing, it is rich and deep after 30-45 minutes in the glass. It truly shows the levels of finesse and depth that Pinot Noir has here. Its pedigree insures that it will easily age for 5 to 8 years too. It $36 a bottle, but a value Burgundy at that. There are 2 cases available.

7From one of France’s newer wine regions, Pic St Loup, comes this delicious bottle of wine from the South of France. This wine is further proof there are great values to be found in the Languedoc and some of its newer AOC wine regions. Pic St Loup was recognized in 2007.

There is a nice density, depth and brooding nature to this wine. It has the richness of Grenache (65%) with a little smokiness and just a little peppery-ness from Syrah(25%) and . It drinks with a fullness of dark fruit compotes and a hint of smoke that has me thinking of just about anything from the grill. It also develops nicely in the glass over 30 minutes where the red fruit from the Grenache begins to express itself a little more. A delightful bottle, perfect of summer and another example of just how good biodynamic and organic wines can be. For fans of Bordeaux and Bandol, this is a wine to try. Rich and expressive now, it will drink well for the next 3 or 4 years.

At the price of $17, I grabbed the few remaining cases the distributor had. ​It is currently open in the store to try and the first case is already sold, more should be arriving on Friday.​

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