INSIDERS HOLIDAY WHITE SELECTION
The 2nd Day of Christmas: Xmas brunch ...
fresh and ripe
Serving brunch on Christmas Day is a perfect occasion to showcase the versatility of white wine. Not too formal or too heavy, this meal allows you to uncork a bottle that won’t overshadow your Christmas quiche or winter fruit salad.
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, Elden Selections presents to you… this all-white case of fresh, ripe Burgundy whites: all the ingredients you need to have a merry Christmas morning.
Take two bottles each of these six incredible WHITE Burgundies...How about...White Burgundy from the length and breadth of the region. Show your guests the incredible diversity and depth of character that is Chardonnay in its motherland of Burgundy ... PLUS GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED
Domaine Jean Fery Bourgogne ‘Les Montatines’ Blanc 2017
Bourgogne Blanc is among the most adaptable and food-friendly wines in the world. It pairs with traditional white wine dishes like poultry, fish and shellfish, but it is amazingly good with seeming opposites like spicy dishes and oriental seasonings. We prefer it to red wine with some of the stronger cheeses. And of course, it is the aperitif wine of choice in Burgundy. Pure deep fruit, rounded with just enough oak to make your mouth water. Floral and citric, but mouth-filling and long.
Chateau de Vergisson Pouilly-Fuisse 2018
These are vines from Stephanie’s part of the valley, assembled from several parcels from the base of the rock at Solutré. This is classic Pouilly-Fuisse. Pure gold, with lemon-drop fruit, a touch of tannin to give it structure, and lovely acidity. So round and balanced, you want to chew it.
Jean-Jacques Girard Savigny les Beaune White 2017
Jean-Jacques Girard knows Savigny les Beaune. And while 85% of Savigny is red, there is a lovely strain of minerality that comes out of this valley. and with the village appellation Savigny les Beaune blanc, Jean Jaques shows us what is possible. The nose is like an apple orchard, fresh fruit and apple pie spices in the air. Rich, supple, pure, and then a bite of that pie! This one is ripe, fresh and shows a good deal of complexity.
Capitain Gagnerot Ladoix 1er Cru 'Les Grechons et Foutrieres' 2018
The Capitain Ladoix 1er Cru Grechons is very much an insider's wine. It's sold almost exclusively in the region (or to those who know Capitain well). Year upon year we have tasted the new Grechons at the same time that we taste the latest Capitain Corton Charlemagne, often standing in the freezing cold when the barrels have been taken outside to cold-precipitate the tartaric acids. The number of times we have mistaken the Grechons for the Charlemagne cannot be just chance! There is a similarity in the minerality, with that Corton Mountain limestone smokiness unlain with honey and white flowers.
Domaine Borgeot Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Chenvottes' 2018
The Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Chenevottes', located east of the village and not far from grand cru Montrachet, is a complex vineyard, made up of light soils that are easy to cultivate on a mild slope with good exposure. What you get is a wine that is extremely bright with citric acidity and floral aromas that are finely chiseled, and with a concentration that finishes long and intense.
Jean Dauvissat Pere et Fils Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vaillons’ 2016
This Chablis 1er Cru ‘Vaillons’ is remarkable for its limpidity; it catches light and reflects it like a jewel. Vigorous and full, this is a big wine with fat decadent spicy fruit and deep lingering minerality. Balanced and precise from the attack, through the mid-palate to the long finish, this is a very well-made wine.
Note: These wines are sourced from small producers, and so quantities are very limited. If ever we run out of a particular wine, we will substitute a wine of equal or greater value.