If you are looking for a classic tasting, sparkling wine from a cult producer, this may be the one for you. Julien Altaber, a Burgundy prodigy, combines Gamay and Aligoté to produce a PetNat that is both pure and classy. In the glass, its lovely light pink, the Gamay lends this bottle a satisfying crunch and balanced acidity whilst the Aligoté adds flavours of vanilla and a silky mouth feel.
An utterly classic Chablis from Sarnin Berrux, in the best sense of the word – a Chablis experience almost perfect, everything is where it needs to be; great minerality, clean palate, with a beautiful, slightly saline finish, all with the added bonus of being purely made under the capable hands of Jean-Pascal and Jean Marie.
BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ 2019
This white wine is an excellent example of the rare Aligote variety and why it has been receiving much more attention from Burgundy winemakers as of late. The vanilla, buttery nose is a promise of the silky, yet dry, palate to come. It combines a quality clean palate with a riveting sense of purity and vibrancy. We recommend serving this chilled (half an hour in the fridge). This bottle would pair well with a roast chicken or nut roast.
BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2017
This is a little bit of something special, a bottle that really delivers on its Burgundy label; smelling it is as good as drinking it. Captivating scents of earthy, rich, cherry jam and tobacco that spiral upwards. On the palate, generous fruit pervades every element of the sip which is served on a luxurious, silky texture. A magic combination of power and drinkability. This wine would benefit from 10-15 minutes in the fridge and can be served as an accompaniment to roast turkey, mild game dishes and charred / smoked earthy vegetables.
SEXTANT COTEAUX BOURGUIGNONS 2018
The “entry level” red by Julien Altaber, sextant and it is a testament of the talent involved and high quality of these St-Aubin grapes. Both varieties express themselves very purely, There is a silky generosity from the Pinot noir as well as a moreish crunchiness from the Gamay, supported by a touch of balanced acidity from the totally natural vinification. A superb wine from an acclaimed producer who weaves quality into everything he does.
SAINT ROMAIN ROUGE 2016
“Upper Class – Ready” Saint Romain Controlée (Burgundy), France