We're half way through our offers from Sicily and now seems like a great time to take a break from the heat and focus in on two of my favorite villages in Burgundy. Villages where Chardonnay hits all the right notes, and a select group of producers have become Côte de Beaune idols . 

Chassagne-Montrachet, along with Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, is home to the most regal, structured, and deeply complex Chardonnay in all of Burgundy. Its higher composition of marl can often lead these to being the very most textural of the group. But, we always prefer those working to highlight cut, mineral-drive, and balanced precision. Our small list of producers here are the prime addresses for this style.

Saint-Aubin offers the very best value of white Burgundy in the Côte d'Or today. Prices have certainly risen over the last several years, but in the right hands the wines coming from here simply surpass much of what we see in the more heralded villages. My photo above from Pierre Yves Colin-Morey's 1er Cru En Remilly (sitting above Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet) shows just how close some of these vineyards are to the single most expensive plots of vines on the planet. 

Chassagne-Montrachet

2014 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
$111 per bottle.

2014 Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Maltroie
$75 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes
$126 per bottle.

2014 Vincent Dancer Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Tête du Clos
$104 per bottle.

2014 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet
$73 per bottle.

2013 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 
$73 per bottle.

2014 Vincent Dancer Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée 
$107 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes
$179 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Baudines
$122 per bottle.

2013 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines
$104 per bottle.

2014 Bernard Moreau Bâtard Montrachet
$489 per bottle.

2007 Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet
$388 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Criots-Bâtard Montrachet
$559 per bottle.

2013 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Criots-Bâtard Montrachet
$519 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets
$189 per bottle.

2004 Vincent Dancer Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Tête du Clos
$149 per bottle.

2008 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Criots Batard Montrachet 1.5L
$937 per bottle.


Saint-Aubin

2012 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
$83 per bottle.

2014 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly 
$97 per bottle.

2011 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
$79 per bottle.

2010 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Clos du Meix
$66 per bottle.

2014 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Derrière chez Edouard Blanc
$68 per bottle.

2015 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin 1er Cru Champlots
$60 per bottle.

2013 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly 1.5L
$167 per bottle.

2014 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière Vieilles Vignes
$88 per bottle.

2011 Philippe Pacalet Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
$87 per bottle.

2014 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes
$68 per bottle.

2007 Hubert Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
$99 per bottle.

2015 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin Le Banc
$50 per bottle.