Back up the Truck: White Burgundy Edition-
2018 Trousselle Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune La Couleuvraire Blanc

Posted by Ian McFadden


I can't remember a time when we've done two back-up-the-truck offers within a week. However, on the heels of our Château Clarke-Rothschild offer, I'm very happy to offer the Burgundy steal of the year, Trousselle’s 2018 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune La Couleuvraire Blanc.

Trousselle is a very small producer working in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. The appellation is large, but Trouselle’s vineyards are located in a prime valley between St Aubin and St Romain, a perfect area for producing high-quality Chardonnay. Trousselle’s La Couleuvraire is proof of this.

La Couleuvraire comes from a single vineyard outside of the village of Baubigny. It’s made in traditional Burgundian style: barrel fermented then aged for ten months in 20% new barrels. It offers a truly surprising level of refinement and joyful drinkability.

Trousselle is an extremely skilled viticulturist, and he works his vines with painstaking care. He’s also well respected in the region. In fact, he’s currently working with Pierre Boisson of Boisson-Vadot on a project in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune and he will be in charge of all of the farming.

Affordable Burgundy has all but disappeared, but this problem has sparked a renewed interest in Burgundy’s “lesser” regions. Quality producers are popping up in areas like the Hautes Cotes, and thanks in part to changes in the climate, the wines are better than ever.

We’re thrilled to have come across Trousselle’s lovely wines. At this price, it feels akin to spotting an endangered species. We stocked up so you can too, but, as we all know, good white burgundy at this price never lasts.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits