26 January 2022
Tier 1 Burgundy: Great wines, great value!
Although its history stretches back more than 130 years, Perrot-Minot is one of the hottest addresses in the Cote d’Or. The current enthusiasm stems from the work of Christophe Perrot-Minot, who practices organic farming and keeps intervention to a minimum in order to express the unique qualities of the domaine’s vineyards, which contain a high selection of old vines across 19 appellations.
Perrot-Minot wines typically offer excellent value for money. This means that even if prices come higher this year, Perrot-Minot’s line-up still contains long-term appreciation potential.
Maison Joseph Drouhin
One of our favourite producers, Drouhin delivers excellence at all levels from grand cru through village wines. Liv-ex reported Drouhin had the fourth largest number of individual wines traded on its platform in 2021, a clear sign of the demand across its full range. Demand will surely remain fierce for Drouhin wines as the fantastic new 2020s are released in the coming weeks.
Here we have one of the best examples of Burgundy’s micro-négociants - talented winemakers who don’t own their own vineyards and instead buy grapes from a network of growers in prime locations. Unlike the traditional négociant system where buyers have little influence in the vineyard, micro-négociants like Bernstein manage the whole process from the vineyard until bottling.
Bernstein’s exceptional results mean his wines have quickly won over critics and Burgundy fans since he set up his label in 2007. Although the strong demand alongside tiny quantities means secondary market prices are already trending higher, Bernstein’s reputation is still on the rise. We see plenty more room for prices to grow further as they remain well below those for Iconic producers. A fantastic set of 2020 wines should also help Bernstein’s image.