Something for the Weekend- Burgundy & Beaujolais

By Fergal Gleeson

Marchand & Burch Bourgogne Rouge 2018

High quality regional Burgundies like this one from Marchnand and Burch are worth seeking out.

The Marchand & Burch 2018 Bourgogne Rouge provides many of the thrills found in fancier Burgundy.

The warm vintage has provided appealing berry fruit flavours but also the X factor that other regions often struggle to capture in their Pinot- alluring aromatics, brightness, structure and a dark earthy finish.

The greatest wine region in the world? Vineyards in Burgundy

Biodynamically made from Côte d’Or fruit this makes lovely drinking now or over the next 5 years if you like aged characters.

Well priced too when compared with equivalent quality Pinot Noir from Australia or New Zealand.
RRP $55
Rating 4 ⭐️’s

Marchand & Burch Morgon 2019

What’s more fun than Beaujolais? The ultimate bistro style wine.

Marchand Burch Morgon 2019 nails it with dark cherry flavours and great purity of fruit.

Think pastilles, ribena and berries.

Morgon is one of the ten Beaujolais Crus which are recognised as the finest districts in this small region just south of Burgundy.

Gamay rules here rather than Pinot and the winemaking deploys whole bunch fermentation and maturation in concrete rather than oak to lock in those berry flavours.

Pascal Marchand and Rick Burch, a French /Australian collaboration between two old friends

Morgon is denser and weightier than standard Beaujolais as you’d expect but doesn’t sacrifice easy drinking pleasure.

Drink now for fruit and freshness or keep for 5 years for soy and leather.
RRP $55
Rating 4 ⭐️’s

Available from www.marchandburchwines.com.au

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