Highlights: Les Champs de Themis Bouzeron Les Corcelles 2014 Bourgogne

I visited Xavier Moissenet at his domaine in Bouzeron last year. This is a bottle he gave me then: his debut vintage. It’s a remarkable example of Aligoté at its best, and is tasting pristine at age 6.

Les Champs de Themis Bouzeron Les Corcelles 2014 Bourgogne, France
12.5% alcohol. This is a lovely wine. Pale in colour despite its age, it has an amazingly refined nose of matchstick minerality with some grapefruit and lime, and a subtle toasty note. The palate is so bright and sharp, with lovely acidity, but also lots of flavour: this isn’t simply an acid bomb. It’s just so layered and mineral and precise. Still incredibly taut and youthful: this shows the benefit of low pH, but also viticulture and winemaking that enables a low pH, early picked wine to have really nice flavours and concentration. So detailed and intense. Thrilling. 95/100

Here’s a video tasting note: