This month the 2015 Vincent Dancer allocation sold out on pre-arrival in a matter of hours. The growing interest for these ultra-focused whites from Meursault and Chassagne Montrachet is reaching fever pitch. With over 2,000 wines on the website it's easy for some to fall into the background as new releases arrive weekly. Today seems like an ideal time to look back at Dancer's greatest value, from the vintage that already stands out among decades, 2014.

Dancer's 2014 Bourgogne Blanc is the kind of White Burgundy you relish to have at your fingertips year round. While Roulot and Leflaive Bourgogne pricing seemingly rises $10 each vintage, Dancer's $39 cuvée is perhaps the greatest white value in the Côte de Beaune today.

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Vincent came from Alsace and quietly grew his estate in Chassagne Montrachet into five hectares of vines. He became the very first vigneron in the fabled village of Chassagne Montrachet to become certified organic. Slowly his wines began to show up on Michelin star restaurants throughout France. The accolades began to follow:

“The highly gifted perfectionist, Vincent Dancer, incarnates the new generation of young, dynamic wine growers.”  La Revue du Vin de France

Dancer's style is one that looks to tell the story of vineyard and vintage without any background noise. There are no labratory yeasts, enzymes, acid adjustments, fining, or filtering. Battonage (stirring of the lees in barrel), a practice widely used in Chassagne to give weight, texture, and creaminess to wines in not utilized here. This is the ultimate hands-off approach to natural winemaking.

Dancer's wines jump out initially for their intensity of bright, perfectly ripe fruit. The precision of each bottling reflects the differences in terroir brilliantly. His style is most closely connected with Pierre Yves Colin-Morey, but yields are kept lower by Dancer and the wines showcase more concentration and power. They walk that ultimate high wire of crystaline defined structure with a huge depth of flavor intensity and concentration.

Bourgogne level bottles are what I stock my home with at all times. Great winemakers do not reserve their talents for only Premier and Grand Crus. Some domaine's pricing on these Bourgogne wines has made it difficult to turn here for more casual drinking. We've already seen pricing for the 2015 Dancer lineup rise, and those wines sold out in one day. Don't miss the excellent 2014 redition while bottles are still around at under $40.

2014 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne Blanc 

Also available:

2013 Vincent Dancer Meursault 1er Cru Perrières

2014 Vincent Dancer Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Tête du Clos

2014 Vincent Dancer Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée

2014 Vincent Dancer Meursault 1er Cru Perrières