With the holidays right around the corner, Burgundy is always a good idea. Though of course I like to enjoy Chardonnay and Pinot Noir year round, there’s something about drinking wines from the fabled lands of Burgundy as the sun feels closer to the ground and the days get shorter that makes the wines feel even more special.
Now in are a couple of stellar wines from Frédéric Cossard and his Domaine de Chassornay, a project that provokes many different reactions from wine drinkers, yet at its best, produces wines of striking purity and beauty.
A masterful example of Chardonnay that even in its youth is already singing with ripe lemon and lime zest and otherworldly minerality. A showstopper of a wine with enough acid to please the thirstiest of natty tongues, but also with an allure of elegance that even the family will enjoy.
Saint-Romain “Sous Roche”
Saint-Romain is a bit of an underrated appellation, though if you drink the wines of Cossard and contemporary Renaud Boyer, you start to ask yourself “why?”. This is as lovely as Pinot gets with dark yet ethereal red fruits, and super fine integrated tannins.