Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines adds 32 wines to portfolio

23 November, 2017

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has added 32 new wines to its Burgundy portfolio from seven new producers - bringing the total number of Burgundian producers up to 22.

The new wines come from Puligny, Meursault and Gevrey, and some from smaller appellations including Auxey-Duresses and Ladoix and are available to Independent outlets and the on-trade.

“Burgundy is an incredible region that provides uncompromising quality at every level if you know where to look,” said French wine buyer, Beverly Tabbron MW. “We have focused on some of the smaller, less well-known appellations in the region, and on those that are responsible for putting Burgundy on the map.

“Each wine we have introduced has been selected on its merits and is intended to really stand out on a wine list, and on a wine merchant’s shelf.” 

The new producers to the portfolio include:

Domaine Bidault - a single hectare in the Côte de Nuits where Sebastian Bidault makes a Gevrey-Chambertain following organic principles. Bidault splits his time between the Domaine and making wine at Domaine Robert Gibourg.

Domaine Slyvain Loichet - a new wave winemaker operating in less fashionable sites, such as Ladoix and Pernand Vergelesses. Sylvain took over his parents’ 3.5-hectare vineyard in Chorey-les-Beaune in 2005, where they had previously rented out the vineyards while they made a living as stonemasons. Focusing on low yields, organic winemaking and certain biodynamic principles, Loichet aims to make wines that truly reflect the Burgundy terroirs. 

Philippe Bouzereau - a ninth-generation family Domaine grower in Meursault who practices minimum intervention on a Domaine that covers 18 hectares and 20 appellations, mainly in the Côte de Beaune. On the Domaine is the historic Château de Cîteaux, where vines were first planted by the monks of Citeaux in 1098. Bouzereau has a sustainable philosophy and aims to preserve purity of fruit and terroir in the identity of his wines.

Domaine Antoine Olivier - three white Santenays from what is primarily a red appellation.  The Domaine was founded at the end of the 1960s from a few vineyards which Antoine Chevalier Moreau handed to his grandson. Antoine now manages the estate where he follows organic practices and hand picks all grapes. 

Domaine Gouffier - a new wave winemaker based in the village of Fontaines and Mercurey, cultivating 5.5 hectares of the exciting Aligoté with organic philosophies at the heart of the winemaking process. 

Château de Chamilly - an impressive 17th century Château where the winemaking puts an emphasis on the ‘less is more’ philosophy - fewer stems, less lees stirring and less intervention. The wines are regarded as benchmark Côte Chalonnaise. 

Domaine Guillot-Broux - is the first Burgundy Domaine to be organically farmed in the early 1950s, when the Guillot-Broux family began working vineyards which had been abandoned years earlier during the phylloxera outbreak. The estate in Macon is now run by two Guillot brothers, Patrice and Emmanuel, the latter of whom spent two years as a sommelier at L’Ortolan, Harrods and St James’s Club in London.

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