Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Bousselots" 2006, Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux
This is a rare beast: a white Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru made from chardonnay and pinot blanc. Wonderful creamy aromas, baked citrus and white flowers reminiscent of snow drops, giant daisies and cherry blossom. Surprisingly forward for a 2006, probably from the pinot blanc, which also lends an almond and brazil nut edge. This is a really enjoyable wine which despite being an oddity has great balance. Hats off to the Chevillon-Chezeaux domaine.
Tasted on the thirty-ninth floor of the Canary Wharf tower this turned out to be a welcome thirst-quencher after a 3 hour debate about climate change. I'd be interested to know what Burgundy producers think about climate change. It seems incredible that in 2003 the vendanges started in late August and the 2008 vendanges started in late September. Has the Cote d'Or seen this amount of variability before?