The Wine Wire: “Affordable” Burgundy? Yes.

Somewhere in my very own mind, there exists a time when one could afford to drink Burgundy on a daily basis. Maybe it was the 1980s though, and maybe I wasn’t really paying for it, but rather drinking the dregs of my parents’ bottles on top of the garage rooftops behind the Roger’s Park 6 flat where I was raised. However it was, I wish it were like that a little bit more now.


So it was a lovely surprise when Craig decided to bring in this lovely Côte De Nuits-Villages from Domaine Petitot, a small producer in Corgoloin, one of five villages allowed to produce Côte De Nuits-Villages (the other four are Brochon, Fixin, Premeaux-Prissey & Comblanchien). Corgoloin is the last village of Cote de Nuits, before Ladoix-Serrigny announces the start of the Côte de Beaune, and a significant geological shift.

And imagine my delight when an accessible, perfumed wine tumbled into my glass, delicate loam, alpine strawberries and button mushrooms co-mingling together. A shimmering, ruby-tinged sea of hope.

 

2010 Domaine Petitot Côte de Nuits-Villages “Terres Burgondes” $26.99/ BTL.

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