2018 Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Tasting Notes

William Kelly 86/100
Aromas of citrus fruit and pear, framed by a subtle touch of oak, introduce the 2018 Bourgogne Blanc, a medium-bodied, delicately fleshy wine that's adapted to near-term consumption.

As usual, Cécile Fontaine had bottled her 2017s just before harvest 2018, but this year she chose to close all her 375 milliliter sample bottles, prepared for tastings at the Domaine, under Diams, meaning the wines were likely a little tighter and more reductive than the bottles readers will buy. Fontaine described the vintage as inherently 'powerful and rich,' and began picking in late August. The results are true to the domaine's pure and elegant house style but carry a touch more texture and mid-palate fat than the 2017s I reviewed last year.

Colour White Origin France
Region Burgundy White ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2022
Everyday drinking, Special occasion