Frost decimates Burgundy's Vineyards. 2015 Domaine Jerome Castagnier Pre Arrival Offer. Be quick

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Burgundy hit by worst frost since 1981

On the evening of 26 April 2016 severe frosts spread across Burgundy, It was the worst frost since 1981 and almost the entire cote has been affected. We have received correspondence from many of our producers and anticipated losses in the vineyards range from 20% to 100%. After a string of hail affected years this comes as a tragic loss to the Burgundians who have been stressed by small yields since 2010.

To read some background articles click these names: Decanter, Drinks Business.

The nett result will be a shortage of Burgundy and the inevitable rise in prices that such a shortage brings. 

Most domaines have not announced their 2015 pricing but one who has is Domaine Jerome Castagnier. I suspect if Jerome had the opportunity again he would adjust his pricing upwards to reflect the shortfall he will experience in 2016.

You will have read that 2015 is very good vintage. For the reds it is being labelled exceptional. There is going to be a shortage of quality Burgundy in the market and the wines will not be cheap. The Castagnier wines are extremely well priced and I urge you to take advantage of this pre-frost pricing. Quantities are getting very low and we will not be able to top up.
Castagnier Clos Vougeot Domaine Castagnier is always an interesting visit. Each time I taste it seems the quality has gone up another level. Jerome might be a little disorganized but he is a lovely person and his wines are really cracking. The 2015's were the best I Castagnier Charmes-Chambertin have ever tasted. The bad news for Jerome was that the volume was about 40% down on usual so the cellar looked rather spare. Despite that my allocation has increased. This year, for the first time, we offer some
Magnums. In a great year Castagnier Roche Label new like 2015 these are real treat.
We are far too early for reviews but you will find a lot of articles on the 2015's on the internet. The most common comparison is with 2005. The 2015's are
Castagnier Denis Label New generally dark and deep, although I feel they are more supple with fresher fruit and less aggressive tannins. In general, Castagnier does not receive much attention from the English-speaking press. However, his wines are extremely well reviewed by the French Guide Hachette des Vins, frequently a much better indication of who is on the rise.
We offer all wines at a 15% Pre Arrival Discount. First-in, first-served. The wines remain extremely good value considering the demand for quality Burgundy. Some wines have sold out - this is what is still available:

Whites, 750ml
24 bottles Puligny-Montrachet
10 bottles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
10 bottles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
3 bottles Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (on allocation. Click here for details)
Reds, 750ml
60 bottles Bourgogne Rouge
22 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin
24 bottles Chambolle-Musigny
10 bottles Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux
23 bottles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
16 bottles Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
10 bottles Clos Saint-Denis Cru
2 bottles Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
12 bottles Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
14 bottles Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru
Reds, Magnums 1500ml
3 magnums Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux
10 magnums Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
4 magnums Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
3 magnums Clos Saint-Denis Cru
1 magnum Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
4 magnums Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
4 magnums Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru

To view all of the wines and order on our website click here.
Or you may order by email to or phone. Be quick, these wines will not last.

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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

21 Toorak Road

South Yarra

Vic 3141


Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744

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Last Bottles of 2012, 2013 and 2014


We have small quantities of some back vintages still available.


The range includes some of the top Grand Crus.


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