Domaine Maillard Père & Fils, Chorey-Les-Beaune, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2017


Sandwiched between Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-les-Beaune, the small appellation of CLB often produces wines that are generous and very approachable... not to mention thoroughly affordable (which isn’t something we often say about Burgundy, though they are marvellous wines). Chorey-Les-Beaunes tend to be light and supple but intense in flavour and wonderfully coloured with a vivid, dark crimson and purple tone. The winery has been family owned since 1952 but the Domaine has actually been producing since 1766 (which was a busy old year judging by our Wikipedia search). Father and son Maillard also own a magnificent small plot of Grand Cru Corton vineyards which George tells us is SUBLIME! We’ll have to dig one out of his cellar.


Morello cherry and raspberry. Complex and earthy.


Concentration of red berry fruits. Lick of woody vanilla. Classic smokiness and minerality
as well as the hint of forest floor and mushrooms.Touch of leather and liquorice.

Let's start with turkey. This is going to be spectacular with a Christmas dinner. 

Or perhaps guinea fowl, Coq au Vin, duck, goose, cooked ham, ribeye steak and the classic Tournedos Rossini.