The Turzyn Burgundy Collection
I have been blessed in my life to be able to travel and explore some of the best wine regions of the world! Not only do I get to explore and taste delicious wines, I get to do so with my best friend! My husband Yannick and I share a passion for exploring and finding hidden gems of the wine world, and we love to share what we find with our friends. What better way to share our travels than through a bottle of wine! I’m able to offer some of our favorite selections with the help of Le Du’s wines. As you know we have a close relationship with the shop and Jean-Luc will always have a special place in our hearts.
Below are some of my favorite producers and wines from our travels in Burgundy. I’m very excited to be able to offer you this selection, and at a friends and family price. I hope you enjoy these wines as much as we do!
Rene Bouvier Charmes-Chambertin 2014
Bernard Bouvier took over his father's 10 ha domaine in 1992 and has upheld the estate’s reputation for excellence. Bouvier's farms organically and works traditionally in the cellar, making long lived wines with great structure. These wines are complex and are built to age. This Charmes-Chambertin 2014 is a classic vintage, well structured, with nice tannins, and pronounced acidity. Cellar this wine for a couple of years.
Claire Naudin Aloxe Corton Rouge 2014
Claire Naudin, one of Henri Naudin-Ferrand’s three daughters, has been in charge of this domaine based in the Hautes Côtes at Magny-les-Villers since 1994. Since taking over Domaine Naudin-Ferrand, she has helped solidify the estate as one of central Burgundy’s best. Claire now releases wines under her own name. She uses some whole cluster fermentation and as little sulfur as possible. She makes wines in a “natural” fashion, which allows the terroir and vintage to shine through. This Aloxe Corton 2014 is imminently fresh, with a beautiful floral note. A true gem of burgundy.
Domaine Simon Bize Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentieres 2017
Chiza took over the Domaine in 2013 and has decided herself to carry on in her beloved late husband Patrick’s footsteps. She is determined to make wines that speak of the vintage and tell a story. Her approach is of a careful watch of the vineyards, precision, and attention to detail. Domaine Simon Bize is one of the highest regarded estates in Savigny-Les-Beaune. The Aux Serpentiéres parcel is in the heart of Savigny-Les-Beaune and is south-facing with limestone-clay soil. This 1er Cru has an average of 90 year old vine, is complex with nice concentration. This is an outstanding example of a well made burgundy.
Domaine Marchand Grillot Gevrey-Chambertin Au Velle 2017
Marchands-Grillots united in 1950 with a marriage between Marchands of Morey-Saint-Denis and Grillots of Gevrey-Chambertin. Six-generations strong the Daughter and Son play an important role in this estate. Étienne honors the family name and makes beautiful Pinot Noirs. The Au Velle is a favorite and this “Village” level vineyard is tucked between two 1er Crus, Les Cazetiers and Champeaux. This wine overperform and speaks of its vineyard location.
Bruno Clair Vosne Romanee Champs Perdrix
Philippe Brun, produces some of Burgundy’s purest Pinot Noirs. The philosophy of this domains is that “great wine is made in the vineyard”, Their approach is minimal intervention and they use a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller used barriques. The resulting wines are ones of true expression of terroir and vintage.
Sylvain Paitaille Marsannay Blanc 2017 and Clos du Roy Rouge 2015
Sylvain Paitaille has taken on the responsibility of elevating the Marsannay region. He is born and raised in the area and takes great pride in his wines and the care of his land. Marsannay is a village in the far northern reaches of the Cot d’Or, as a region is capable of producing incredible, terroir driven wines.
Paitaille has almost single handedly improved the reputation of the appellation, and is at the forefront of the push to have several of the village’s more important vineyards be elevated to Premier Cru status.
I offer you two wines from Sylvian, his Marsannay Blanc 2017 and his Clos du Roy 2015.
The Marsannay Blanc comes from a newly planted vineyard in couchée in the southwest of Marsannay. The vineyard has an extremely concentrated limestone soil and has been 100% biodynamically farmed since its inception. The 2017 has an incredibly intense minerality.
The Clos du Roy is possible the most important vineyard for Pinot Noir in Marsannay, and Paitaille has certainly done the place justice. 2015 was a nice warm vintage with generous fruit. Paitaille vinified with 100% whole cluster, achieving an incredible balance both in structure and profile.
Benjamin Leroux Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres 2017
Benjamin Leroux makes some excellent, highly regarded wines. Benjamin is an exciting talent and one look out for. Until starting his own domaine he was the head winemaker at Comte Armand. Now, he has set off on his own to create beautiful wines from the Cote du Beaune’s greatest terroirs. Genevrieres is widely considered to be one of the greatest vineyards in Meursault, perhaps only rivaled by Les Perrieres, with an extremely high mineral content and nearly perfect aspect and position on the slope.
Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie 2017
Pierre-Yves Colin started his domaine 15 years and has been making outstanding wines ever since.
Chassagne-Montrachet is one of the great three white wine regions in burgundy and one to drink this holiday season. La Maltroie is an incredible vineyard near the midslope of the hill, at roughly the same longitude as Le Montrachet to the east. Here PYCM makes one of their softest, most transparent wines. An excellent expression of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Jean-Claude Bessin Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2017
Chablis is a region that produces some outstanding wines and is under the radar. Here you can find some beautiful wines at great value. Jean-Claude Bessin makes wines that are hand harvesting, fermented with native yeasts, and they spend some time in oak. He is a rising star in the region and a producer that any lover of Chablis should take notice of. Montmains is one of the most important premier cru vineyards in all of Chablis, and Bessin’s is consistently one of the best bottlings made by any estate.
Chateau des Quarts Clos de Quarts Pouilly Fuisse 2016
Chateau des Quarts is a partnership between Dominique Lafon and Olivier Merlin. Dominique and Oliver along with the Bret Brothers of Domaine de la Soufrandière, are at the forefront in the movement for quality winemaking in the Macon region of southern Burgundy.
The Clos des Quarts is a single vineyard of 100 year old Chardonnay vines (planted in 1917). It is one of my favorite wines coming out of the Maconnais. This wine has a beautiful mineral note, subtle oak, and great complexity on the finish.
Domaine de la Soufrandière Le Clos de Grand Pere 2017
Domaine de la Soufrandiere was founded in 2006, and has since become a leader in quality in the Maconnais region of southern Burgundy, as well as a major proponent of Biodynamic farming. They represent one of the great values in all of Burgundy. Here they make wines with profound concentration and transparency. The Le Clos de Grand Pere comes from a single vineyard on the lower part of the Pouilly Vinzelles slope. Vine age is an average of 50 years old.