Domaine Félix Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018
$ 40.00 incl. GST
A bright, mid-weight style. Shows a classic white Burgundy oatmealy nose with some old-school Chablis characters of wax, honey and lanolin, with the tiniest note of oyster shell. These themes continue to the palate, especially honey, over peach and nectarine fruit. Leesy character adds fullness but the wine keeps on its toes, requisitely tense and defined at its edges. An easy drinking bistro style with plenty of charm.
Domaine Felix / Burgundy
Sensational value Burgundy on the up
How could Felix not import Domaine Félix? Namesakes aside, this family estate is a big tick alongside the increasingly rare paradigm of good value and high quality Burgundy.
Tracing winemaking history back to the 1600s, today’s phase of the Félix family’s operation took root in 1981 with Hervé Félix taking over the domaine. Holdings quickly expanded from 11 to 31 hectares, bottling was now done at the domaine, and vineyard chemical use was greatly reduced, to culture raisonée methodology (chemicals only used when absolutely necessary to save a crop) from the early 2000s. The winery is based in Saint-Bris, with vineyard holdings spread through the Yonne department, taking in Côtes d’Auxerre and Petit Chablis, plus Irancy and Saint-Bris (Sauvignon Blanc).
Son Olivier Félix is stepping up to take over running of the estate, and with the quality of the wines quietly taking a turn upwards, we’re particularly happy with the current set of releases, and pleased to finally bring in their excellent Passe-Tout-Grains Pinot Noir/Gamay blend.