Domaine Maillard Père et Fils was established in 1766. Since then, it has changed village several times to settle finally in Chorey-les-Beaune in 1952.
Today, the domaine comprises 18 hectares in seven communes. Pascal Maillard looks after the marketing and winemaking. His brother, Alain Maillard, is in charge of operations in the vineyards. They are are the tenth generation of the Maillard family.
I first tasted the Domaine Maillard Cortons at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne last year. I was very impressed and planned to visit but simply ran out of time at the end of the trip.
This trip I made sure they were my first stop. My original interest was in the Corton Grand Crus but I was very surprised at the quality of the Villages wines, especially their Chorey-les-Beaune red and white.
All of the wines are extremely well priced. The red and white Cortons, both from the great 2010 vintage, are tremendous value at $125.00 a bottle (particularly the white which is usually 25-50% more than the red). The Chorey-les-Beaune are $41.50. There is something for most Burgundy palates here.
Not reviewed by Burghound, we delight in presenting another high-quality, great value, discovery.
Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2010
Pre Arrival $125.00
From 4 parcels in Renardes. Vine age 25-50 years. 70% new oak.
The outstanding red of this cellar. Lively nose with a hint of Renardes funk. The wine explodes in the mouth; liquorice, tar, animale and a little earth. Considerable fine grained tannins and a very persistant finish. Great Corton, great 2010 Red Burgundy.
Trust me, this is top shelf Corton.
Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2010
Pre Arrival $125.00
From the Renardes vineyard. A melange of citrus fruits, particularly lime. White stone fruit. Great mineral drive. Aged in 70% new oak but this is not obvious. Long, persistent finish. This is extremely stylish and classic in style. More Corton Charlemagne than Corton Blanc in finesse and mouthfeel. Very good indeed.
If you love Corton-Charlemagne this Grand Cru is a must-have at a fraction of the price.
Chorey-les-Beaune Rouge 2011
Pre Arrival $41.50
Very vital. Deep nose of red-black cherry. Beautiful fruit with just the right amount of tannin adding lovely length to this serious but charming wine. From an appellation I have not considered before. This is a real surprise.
Make sure you check out the white Chorey-le-Beaune as well.
The domaine also has reds from Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Saviigny-les-Beaune and Volnay. And all from 2010!
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Or you may order by email to email@example.com or phone. The wines will be shipped later this year.