January is the month of Burgundy en primeur and over the course of the month we will be releasing wines from producers right across the region. If you want a little introduction to Burgundy then read this
first. before diving into any of the producer pages. I was fortunate to visit Burgundy in October and tasted at more than a dozen cellars up and down the Côte d’Or. The feature vintage is 2019 and it’s a fantastic year to either add to or begin a Burgundy collection. This is a genuinely superb vintage, ideal for ageing, and unusually its great for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Volumes, as ever, are small and buying en primeur can be the only way to guarantee access to quite a lot of these wines. As much as possible we are promoting wines that I have tasted and therefore recommend. Anything not tasted will be clearly indicated – with a good reason as to why we’re buying it.