Francois Lumpp, Bourgogne Rouge La Paulee 2016Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
François Lumpp is technically a second-generation winemaker in the Côte Chalonnaise, which is perhaps the least well-known of all Burgundy regions. He and his brother inherited a vineyard from their father in the 1970s. But by 1990, he was ready to put a stake in his vision of a top quality and site-specific vineyard in Givry. (There are no grand cru vineyards in Givry, so premier cru is the top classification.) François and his wife Isabelle planted and nurtured all of the vines on about 9 hectares of vineyard property. He is a true vigneron, making only Pinot Noire and Chardonnay wines from Givry from 11 of the best premier cru parcels – a rare business model in today’s modern Burgundy where big négociant firms and outside investors rule the day in the big, well-known regions of the Côte d’Or. Son Pierre and daughter Anne-Cécile have joined the family business.
This domain flies under the radar in the Givry village of Côte Chalonnaise, which is possibly the least familiar subregion of Burgundy. Making this wine from vines Francois nurtured himself, La Paulée delivers Premier Cru quality while maintaining the Bourgogne Rouge status.
Paul Pillot, Santenay Vieilles Vignes 2018Regular price $53.00 Save $-53.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Thierry Pillot is the fourth generation of the Pillot legacy in the legendary Côtes de Beaune of southern Burgundy. Even though the domain began with Thierry’s great grandfather—Jean-Baptist —the domain was named after Paul Pillot—Thierry’s father. Jean-Baptiste was a barrel maker by trade and began focusing on his vines full time in 1900; the estate was born then. Today the estate is run by the energetic Thierry, who spends most of his time in the vineyards, but is a non-interventionist in the cellar with discreet usage of new wood. The family are artists in the cellar when it comes to oak usage; it is very well integrated into the wines. Thierry is one of the finest winemakers in the Côtes de Beaune; if one should come across any of his bottles, don’t hesitate to snatch them up.
Perhaps Hart and Cru’s favorite of the Bourgogne Rouge lineup. This Bourgogne Rouge comes from 40+ year old vines from the Chassagne side of Santenay.