We all expect high quality from Burgundy. However, when we approach Premier Cru, or 1er Cru wines, our expectations should soar as we sharpen our focus on the particulars of terroir and how our experience transcends that of varietal wines. Burgundy is the northstar for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay the world over. It’s a reference point for growers and makers, as well as obsessives like me.
Premier Crus make up a mere 10% of wine production in Burgundy, and this is split close to evenly between reds and whites. The six wines we’ve selected in this collection are all Premier Cru – three reds and three whites, each from a reference point in their appellations. New to Burgundy? This is your fast track to understanding the world’s most obsessed over wines.
In this Top Domaines of Burgundy collection, you’ll find one bottle each of the following Domaine Nicolas Rossignol 1er Cru Santenots, Volnay-Santenots 2017 Domaine Henri Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux St Jacques, Gevrey-Chambertin 2018 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches, Beaune 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 1er cru Maltroie, Chassagne-Montrachet 2018 Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard Les Caillerets 1er Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet Domaine François Carillon Folatières 1er cru, Puligny-Montrachet 2017