We are delighted to offer a unique white Burgundy that sells out every year to a loyal following of repeat buyers: 2013 Domaine de la Bongran Viré-Clessé
Those who have been lucky enough to try Thévenet’s wines will leap at this latest opportunity. But to put this wine into context for the uninitiated, Robert Parker describes its producer as "one of Burgundy’s greatest winemakers", and notes of his wines: "served blind, tasters tend to think they are Grand Cru white Burgundies from Puligny- or Chassagne-Montrachet." Just this week, William Kelley (Parker's replacement for Burgundy reviews at the Wine Advocate) stated that Thévenet "makes some of my favourite whites in all of Burgundy".
In August last year, Neal Martin reminisced about how, after spending an afternoon with Jean Thévenet, he "quickly learned to love the wines… [which] are complex and fascinating, as age-worthy as many white Burgundy wines, perhaps even more so… Prices remain a fraction of what you would have to pay for a top Côte de Beaune, and I cannot recommend these highly enough."
Unlike the Côte de Beaune, the Maconnais produced a much more consistent quality level in 2013; wines with high levels of concentration and acidity. Thévenet arguably produces the greatest wines in the region and this - his only release in 2013 - is suitably ripe, rich and vibrant. Thévenet only releases his wines on to the market when he feels the wines are fully harmonised. This is the first time these wines have been made available, coming direct from the domaine.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.