The hallmark of his wines is a tension-filled, piercing chalky mineral core. His village of Trépail specializes in an electric expression of Chardonnay and it feels like Léclapart teases nearly every distinctive nuance out the terroir.
Here you have it - a list of Chablis from some of our favorite producers and ranging from Petit Chablis all the way up to Grand Cru. Many of these are very difficult to find.
His Trebbiano delivers a fascinating, salty Adriatic minerality, along with honeyed and floral notes and a subtle earthiness that speaks of the dry, sun-scorched land.
Foillard's Classique captures beautifully the silky textured, cherry-scented and mineral-tinged style of Morgon that is Foillard's signature. We love it for its drinkability. Foillard's outrageous purity of fruit is on display along with the nimble and bright acidity that...
Champans takes Volnay's suave textures and elegance and adds power and thrust. The 1er Cru is always marked by a saturating iron minerality and a driving, complex and very long finish. For all its intensity, Champans is always amazingly finessed.
The Monts Damnés is consistently one of my favorite bottlings of Cotat. It hits the right balance of steely structure and expansive complexity. The 2013 really drives this home. The ripeness and overall harmony seem perfectly judged. There's persistence and a mineral imprint...
Yquem delivers an aristocratic, dizzying complexity. It's jam-packed with nuance and an almost overwhelming impact. The breadth and depth of Yquem is insane. There are dried fruits, flowers, spice and an elusive nuttiness that ranges from marzipan to hazelnuts.
I have a major soft spot for Bussière. A bottle of '95 a month ago really solidified this. For me, this is the best value in Roumier's line-up. I've been trying to scoop up as much of the 2011 Bussière as possible. Roumier is simply one of the great producers in Burgundy,...