Domaine Florence Cholet / Burgundy


Our Young Gun of Burgundy find – Florence Cholet

At risk of overstating things, we predict true greatness to come from the address of Domaine Florence Cholet.

2019 saw the estate formally transition to Florence, renaming from Domaine Christian Cholet-Pelletier.  The family vineyards can be traced to up to four generations prior, with Florence’s father establishing the domaine officially in 1976, later joined by her mother. Florence herself is eminently qualified with a licence of viticulture and a Masters degree in oenology, seeing her undertake significant experience at an independent laboratory responsible for analysis of virtually all the wines of Burgundy (legally vignerons must conduct external analysis), giving an unparalleled exposure to the wines of the region.

She has undertaken winemaking stints with Chapoutier (Rhône Valley), Pibarnon (Bandol) and Walla Walla (Washington state USA), and maintains a strong Australian connection with vintages at Eldridge Estate, Paradigm Hill, and two vintages at Curly Flat.

The wines are elegant expressions, though possess an understated complexity and intensity, particularly for the 2021 vintage.  Viticulture practice is sustainable, and the estate’s policy on oak is of restraint – low char barrels and minimal new.

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    $ 60.00 incl. GST

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    $ 72.00 incl. GST

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    $ 120.00 incl. GST

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