Chanzy reviewed as one of Top 25 Producers in the Cote Chalonnaise.
Christy Canterbury MW has been visiting Burgundy every year since 2004, often spending several months getting under the skin of this ancient winemaking region.
So a top 25 ranking from the 100s of exceptional producers in the region is worth a second look.
Ten years ago serving burgundy when having someone over for dinner might have been considered the norm, nowadays you’re more likely to be asked if you’re hosting angel-investors who are picking up the tab.
Drinking Chanzy is bit more like the old days; their Rully vineyards stretch for about four kilometers to where it adjoins the Mercurey vineyards. Pinot Noir is in the minority but have a beautiful liveliness to them.
Clos de Bellecriox faces gently north and is almost always the last vineyard to be picked. With record breaking temperatures affecting the region, this is a significant advantage.
The 2021 vintage has a tight structure, but retains that classic seductive mix of red and black fruits that defies its £30 price point. As it matures it should develop nicely, we think this has lots of potential over the next five years – but it’s worth highlighting that part of the joy of Chanzy, is that it produces wines that are made to be drunk and not cellared by angel-investors.
The offer: This is to be a delightful wedding wine for one of our customers, so I’ve added a couple of extra cases on our delivery from France that will save you about £50 a case on the shelf price.