Dom. Sylvain Dussort, Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee des Ormes 2020
Get to know: Dom. Sylvain Dussort, Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee des Ormes
This is a great value white Burgundy from a great vintage. There's lovely fresh grapefruit and lemon and apple fruit on the nose and palate with balanced oak ageing adding a lovely creaminess to the texture and giving it lovely body and depth. The finish is long and very impressive. This is vibrant and fresh now, despite the richness and will mature and become more complex if cellared correctly for 5+ years.
A wine to enjoy with shellfish.
"This gorgeous Chardonnay uses fruit from their oldest vines which gives this great intensity of fruit. Sylvain then gives it a bit of Meursault-like richness through barrel ageing. I'd have this with something in a creamy sauce."
Domaine Sylvan Dussort, based in one of the regions most famous white wine villages of Meursault, has been ran by Sylvain since 1982. They farm their 6.5 hectare estate sustainably, using minimal treatment and organic fertilisers in the vineyards. Here they use the oldest vines on their estate and ageing takes place in oak barrels for around 18 months before bottling.