Value in Burgundy? Try Domaine Tollot-Beaut!

Domaine Tollot-Beaut 2013 Chorey-Les-Beaune Village Red, 750ml, $52.08+tax Variety: Pinot Noir 2013 Aloxe-Corton Village Red, 750ml, $69.47+tax Variety: Pinot Noir How can a $50+ bottle of wine be considered good value you ask? Because it’s from Burgundy! As wine lovers know, prices for the wines of Burgundy have soared in recent years, putting many bottles out of reach even for relatively well-to-do folks. So it’s a wonderful thing that Marquis Wine Cellars carries the well priced – and delicious – wines of Domaine Tollot-Beaut. Nathalie Tollot represents the fifth generation of the Tollot family to make wine in the commune of Chorey-Les-Beaune, from family-owned vines in four communes including Chorey. The two villages level wines currently in stock at Marquis … (Click for more)

Exciting New Burgundy coming to Marquis – Chateau de la Maltroye

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Villages Rouge, 750ml, $55.48+tax Variety:Pinot Noir   2008 Santenay 1er Cru “La Comme”, 750ml, $60.96+tax Variety: Chardonnay   2013 Chassagne Montrachet Villages, 750ml, $69.19 Variety: Chardonnay   2013 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye”, 750ml, $93.83 Variety: Chardonnay   Chateaux are far more common in and characteristic of Bordeaux than they are of Burgundy, where producers often work out of modest facilities despite the high prices their wines fetch.  That said, there are exceptions, and Marquis is proud to be importing several wines from Chateau de la Maltroye, who operate out of a grand 18th Century house in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, itself built over top of vaulted cellars dating from the 15th … (Click for more)

Staff Pick: 2011 Kingston Family Pinot Noir “Alazan”

This is a very pretty wine, with a lot going on. For me, rose and orange peel are the keys to its immediate appeal on the nose. But there’s plenty of fruit too: ripe, or even preserved cherries come to mind. And, with a little air, earthy (and characteristically Pinot) notes emerge, while the orange peel evolves into a bouquet of sweet spices. Flowers, fruit and spice all carry through the palate, with smooth tannins holding it all together. Does anyone make duck a l’orange anymore? Jesse Richmond, Marquis Wine Cellars Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile Price: $43.39 ($49.90 inc tax) Buy online at Marquis Wine Cellars