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Usually for Burgundy whites, I stick to the usual regions of Chassagne, Puligny or Meursault. I have been trying though to reach other and I stumbled on this surprisingly affordable bottle by Domaine Dujac.
Domaine Dujac I honestly don't know a ton about aside from the usual superficial details but this Morey St. Denis lieu-dit surprisingly has a lot of history behind it aside from being a fantastically drinking white itself.
The domaine itself is located in Morey St. Denis, when Jacques Seysses purchased Domaine Marcel Graillet in 1967 and renamed it after himself. Of course he expanded over time to include parcels in more famous communes (the usual Gevrey, Chambolle and Vosne Romanee), this parcel remains quite special. Namely Monts Luisants is located just left of the very famous Clos de la Roche on the slope and above Les Genaivrieres. The name means roughly 'Shining Slope', taking note of the brilliant yellow of chardonnay and aligoté leaves. Of course, the ever reliable Jasper Morris MW has noted from Ponsot that the land has been planted with white grape since the middle ages. While Ponsot's wines are made up by mostly aligoté from 2004 onwards, Dujac's is made entirely from Chardonnay (since 2000). Further according to Bill Nanson, the 2007 vintage was only two-thirds organic as the first fully organic vintage was in 2008 with full certification in 2010.
Slightly aged, this had full of rich ripe notes with gentle touches of oak and extremely balanced with fresh acidity and minerality.
A most beautiful white bought on impulse. You can say I got lucky.
Usually not one for bougie brunches, when it's your last day in your hometown which you were last 3 years ago, you do. I was informed of this new place in Fairmont Pacific Rim, Botantist.
Vancouver is brimming with fantastic restaurants with great local produce granted by the beautiful fertile Fraser valley but Botanist is one to check out. The food is simple, pared down but to the point. Just gosh darn likeable. The interiors however are stunning in its midcentury modern appeal with touches of the ever-prescient #millenialpink. It also reminds me a lot of Serge et Le Phoque in Hong Kong, also an equally chill contemporary establishment serving great simple food.
This a space to stop by before taking long lazy walks on the seawall. So. Good.
To contact the restaurant, check out their website here.