White Burgundy Sweet Spot
2007 Paul Chapelle Puligny 1er Cru Champgain

Posted by Ian McFadden

Catch Paul Chapelle in the right vintage and you find a White Burgundy sweet spot.

Chapelle is old-school styled Burgundy at old-school prices. When they hit the mark, the value and fascination that they deliver is serious.

2007 is a great White Burgundy vintage. The White Burgundies from 2007 are classically styled, a beautiful reflection of their underlying terroirs. There is an energy and a gripping tension to the wines.

When you combine this with Chapelle's style you get an attractive, multifaceted package. There's a mysterious depth and electric mineral zing. As always in Chapelle's line-up, Champgain accentuates the mineral elegance.

Domaine Paul Chapelle was founded in 1976. Before that, Chapelle had served as a consultant for some of the top names in Burgundy - Ramonet, Lafarge, de Montille, Pousse d’Or, etc. Today, his daughter Christine Beck Chapell is at the helm. The domaine continues to turn out deeply mineral and classic White Burgundy while following the old fashioned practice of aging wines for extended periods before they're released.

I'm constantly on the lookout for deals like this. There's no doubt that the upward march of Burgundy pricing has made finding value increasingly elusive. When you find something that really delivers, it's not to be missed.

To order, please email us at

offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits