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If you buy Burgundy for the finesse, for the pretty fruit and the ability to just glide across your palate, then this is where you want to be.  For the same reason we get excited about producers like Lafarge in Volnay, is the same reason we get excited about the wines of Chandon de Briailles.

Based in the village of Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chandon de Briailles owns just under 14 hectares of vineyards spread across three villages: Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, and Aloxe-Corton. They make both white and red wine from an array of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards, the latter from prestigious vineyards on the hill of Corton. Total production for the Domaine is only around 50,000 bottles. This wasn’t always the case, as Nadine de Nicolay and her children, Claude and François have resurrected the once dilapidated estate. Over the course of 20 years they have transformed the vineyards from overcropped, weed-killer-bombed sites to organically, and since 2005, biodynamically farmed vineyard sites. 

The beautiful fruit they received from the vineyards is preserved, as the family is careful in their usage of oak barrels, never using new oak.  One other thing to note about Chandon de Briailles is their use of whole clusters in the best vintages.  This lightens the color of the wine but adds to the aromas, which is what makes Burgundy so great.  I’ve been buying these wines for my own cellar since the 1995 vintage and can attest to the sheer pleasure they bring to the drinker.  Their Premier Cru wines from Savigny and Pernand represent excellent value.

Visiting Burgundy, it is pretty easy to see the number of vineyards that are totally bombed out by pesticides, not taken care of, and this is even in some of the top Grand Cru sites.  So it is important to note that Chandon de Briailles is fully certified biodynamic by Demeter, and that great care is taken in the vineyards to reduce the yields and bring in healthy grapes.  You would think this is common sense in today’s Burgundy, but it really isn’t.


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