"This is a very serious producer and the prices are so much more attractive than those of many of their neighbours" - Jancis Robinson
Amid all the flashy reductive White Burgundy that captures most of the attention these days, it's always refreshing to find classically rendered wines that impress through other means. It's especially gratifying when they offer as much intrigue at as low a price as this one.
Coffinet-Duvernay is unusual in being so much of a Chassagne specialist that they produce wines from no other appellation. Perhaps this is one one reason they escape notice. Another is surely their resolutely traditional style. Philippe Duvernay has no truck with the techniques for producing thick, creamy reduction in his bottles. Instead, these are wines that are fresh and pure, with elegant layering and neither a lick of wood nor a whisker of reduction to be found.
The 1er Cru "Les Fairendes" in the Northwestern corner of the climat "Morgeot" and at its highest elevation is the favored wine at the domaine. Combine the attention clearly lavished on it with the modern classic 2017 vintage and you have a recipe for brilliance. The 2017 "Fairendes" has notably citrusy fruit atop ripe apple and abundant white flowers. The texture is very refined on the seemly mid-palate which is shot through with excellently judged acidity. There is no oak spice here but rather a very airy and limpid consistency. The finish is agreeably mineral and lengthy, with concentration that well befits this fine 1er cru. We're thrilled to offer this at the lowest prices in the US before the 3 pack discount. Don't hesitate if you love classically styled White Burgundy.