TN: 2002 white Burgundy


Last night I sauteed some red snapper, with (storebought) spinach
ravioli in a simple sage/butter sauce, with braised cabbage and a
salad. Wine was the 2002 Chandon de Briailles "aux Vergelesses"
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru (blanc). I love Savigny rouge, but have
little experience with the whites. If this is a typical example, I
should remedy that. Absolutely lovely bottle of white Burgundy. Ripe
pear fruit with a hint of summer peaches, hints of earth and
honeycomb. As evening wears on a more citrus note appears in fruit.
Medium to full-bodied, good acids, very good length. No obvious oak,
just a clean pure Chardonnay fruit with a bit of chalky minerality.
Punching way above its $30 pricetag. Wish I had more. A-
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
Reply to
DaleW
Hello My own experience of whites from Savigny is also limited, but based on an insufficient sample I would hazard a recommandation of neighbor commune Pernand-Vergelesse (Vergelesse is one of those vineyards that extends over more than one commune).
CHeers
Nils
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Nils Gustaf Lindgren
I think Ile de Vergelesses is in both appellations, but "aux Vergelesses" is only Savigny, but I might be mistaken, I usually buy Savigny rouge, and Pernand-Vergelesses blanc. But the Chandon de Briailles "Ile des Verglesses" PV rouge was one my favorite QPR 2002 reds. A friend who visited CdBriailles this year said that the whites are almost an afterhought because production is a fraction of the reds,but a nice afterthought!
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DaleW

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