Hallgarten overhauls its Burgundy portfolio
We have added 32 new wines to its Burgundy portfolio from 11 producers, seven of which are new to Hallgarten, bringing the total number of Burgundian producers up to 22. With the aim of uncovering the best wines and rising stars in the lesser known appellations, Hallgarten’s wine buyers were tasked with creating a Burgundy list that is innovative, inclusive and concise.
French Wine Buyer, Beverly Tabbron MW, comments; “Burgundy is an incredible region that provides uncompromising quality at every level if you know where to look. We have focused on some of the smaller, less well known appellations in the region and on those that are responsible for putting Burgundy on the map. Each wine we have introduced has been selected on its merits and is intended to really standout on a wine list.”
The additions include classics from Puligny, Meursault and Gevrey, and some from smaller appellations including Auxey-Duresses, Ladoix, and Pernand-Vergelesses in Côte d’Or and Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise.
The new producers to the portfolio include:
Domaine Bidault; a single hectare in the Côte de Nuits where Sebastian Bidault makes a Gevrey-Chambertain following organic principles. Bidault splits his time between the Domaine and making wine at Domaine Robert Gibourg.
Domaine Slyvain Loichet; a new wave winemaker operating in less fashionable sites, such as Ladoix and Pernand Vergelesses. Sylvain took over his parents’ 3.5 hectare vineyard in Chorey-les-Beaune in 2005, where they had previously rented out the vineyards while they made a living as stonemasons. Focusing on low yields, organic winemaking and certain biodynamic principles, Loichet aims to make wines that truly reflect the Burgundy terroirs.
Philippe Bouzereau; is a ninth generation family Domaine grower in Meursault who practices minimum intervention on a Domaine that covers 18 hectare and 20 appellations, mainly in Côte de Beaune. On the Domaine is the historic Château de Cîteaux, where vines were first been planted by the monks of Citeaux in 1098. Bouzereau has a sustainable philosophy and aims to preserve purity of fruit and terroir in the identity of the wines.
Domaine Antoine Olivier; we have added three white Santenays in what is primarily a red appellation from a Domaine that was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards which Antoine Chevalier Moreau handed to his grandson. Antoine now manages the estate where he follows organic practices and hand picks all grapes.
Domaine Gouffier; a new wave winemaker based in the village of Fontaines and Mercurey, cultivating 5.5 hectare of the exciting Aligoté with organic philosophies at the heart of the winemaking process.
Château de Chamilly; is an impressive 17th century Château where the winemaking puts an emphasis on the ‘less is more’ philosophy – less stems, less lees stirring and less intervention. The wines are regarded as benchmark Côte Chalonnaise.
Domaine Guillot-Broux; is the first Burgundy Domaine to be organically farmed, in the early 1950s, when the Guillot-Broux family began working vineyards which had been abandoned years earlier during the phylloxera outbreak. The estate in Macon is now run by two Guillot brothers, Patrice and Emmanuel, the latter of whom spent two years as a sommelier at L’Ortolan, Harrods and St James’s Club in London.