2012 Mcon-Vergisson, Les Rochers, Domaine Nadine et Maurice Guerrin, Burgundy, France (£10.80, reduced to £10.25 for six bottles or £9.75 for 24, Tanners, 01743-234455, www.tanners-wines.co.uk).
I am always on the hunt for great value white Burgundy. While I try to drink from as wide a flavour palette as possible at home, Clare Valley Riesling, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Campanian whites and white Burgundy hog the lion's share of the space in my EuroCave.
The most expensive of these styles is white Burgundy, but because I don't want to drop more than £15 on everyday white wine, I have to be clever about my selection.
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Aside from buying top Bourgogne Blanc en primeur, Chablis sometimes works, but they often lack depth of flavour at this price. Increasingly, the Mconnais is the place to head to for succour, not least because of its terrific soils and slightly warmer climate.
This wine is a new find for me and it is a real star. Made from one parcel of vines on top of the spectacular Vergisson escarpment, it has masses of style and more than enough grace to keep me hooked.
It is also under a tenner if you decide to place a decent-sized order. I advise you to do just this, because this is my everyday white Burgundy pick for 2014.
Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (www.matthewjukes.com).
Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades and during this time has written 14 wine books.
Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, the One Day Wine School, an indulgent day of tasting and learning first performed in 2006.
He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and has written a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. His four highly-acclaimed, annual wine reports – the Burgundy En Primeur Report, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report, the Piemonte Report and the 100 Best Australian Wines – are published on his website, www.matthewjukes.com.
Matthew is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine and, with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’. He was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner.
Matthew is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. His thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.
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