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Don’t panic! Adnams White Burgundy is taking a short break…

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

The Adnams Selection White BurgundyBut not for long! Our much-loved Adnams Selection White Burgundy 2013 has now all gone from our warehouse, but it is still available in our stores. The 2013 vintage was relatively small in volume and winemaker Benjamin Gonzalez is currently preparing the 2014 vintage of White Burgundy for bottling. This means that we will be out of stock online and via our Home Delivery service until mid-April when the fresh, new vintage arrives. Don’t panic though, as we have lots of other delicious wines for you to enjoy until our favourite Chardonnay returns. Why not try the Saint Véran from Domaine Thomas (£11.99). It's an unoaked Chardonnay with ripe melon and crisp lemon flavours grown on similar soils to our White Burgundy. You might also love the brilliant Domaine de la Bongran (£19.49) - which is a super-charged Chardonnay from Mâcon. It's a little more pricey than our White Burgundy but it really is worth a try for its amazingly concentrated flavours - dried apricots, peach, melon and candied lemons. It's a unique style of wine that we can't recommend highly enough.

The 2014 vintage of Adnams White Burgundy

[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignright" width="202"]Benjamin and Mallory Tallard Benjamin Gonzalez and Mallory Talmard[/caption] “I might have said this forty times, but this is one of the easiest vintages that I have ever handled” says winemaker Benjamin Gonzalez. “Fears of a stalled vintage were swept aside when September arrived with warm and sunny conditions, ripening the grapes to perfection. We began picking the grapes on the 20th August, stopped for three days, waited for two more, then started picking again finishing on the 3rd September. It was a quick harvest, but one that was easy to handle.” After two consecutive vintages that were down in volume, the vines produced a good amount of fruit in 2014. There is good acidity to balance the ripeness, and Benjamin reports that the wine is tasting livelier than the 2013 vintage. “I’m really excited by the 2014 vintage as I can see its potential - it has the balance that will make a great wine.” As always with our White Burgundy vintages, the 2014 will evolve over time. We’re looking forward to tasting the new arrival in April, and to enjoy its development throughout the year. In the meantime, if you’re a White Burgundy fan (we know hundreds of you are!) and would like to find out more about alternative wines to try, please give our Contact Centre team a call on 01502 727222 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or visit your nearest Adnams store.  


Sarah Groves