August 3, 2016

The Next Stars of Burgundy

Burgundy has been pumping out wine since before the Magna Carta was written. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left to discover. Jon Bonné on the ten rising star winemakers who are shaping the region’s future:

Everyone is on the lookout for Burgundy’s next white-wine star (i.e., the new Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey), and brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, who created this property in 2005 from their father’s and uncle’s land, are quietly making a solid claim. Their low-key winery is in Dezize-lès-Maranges, at the southern tip of the Côte de Beaune, but their vineyards represent a great cross-section of Puligny, Chassagne and Meursault. Theirs is winemaking in the current, structure-minded style—lots of air for the juice, fermenting in larger barrels, finishing in steel. The wines have both character and precision, which is evident even in their village-level Puligny.

-Punch, June 8, 2016