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Drink Along with Hannah Crosbie (April)

Drink Along with Hannah Crosbie

This month our hosts Holly & Mike sit down for 6 glasses of wine with superstar wine-writer, podcast host, and founder of Dalston Wine Club - Hannah Crosbie.

There's a big focus on Burgundy this month, but not all the wines are from the region itself - and there are a couple of unusual options beyond the typical Chardonnay & Pinot Noir - the grapes that the region is known for.

Please chill all of the white wines in the fridge, the reds can be served just under room temperature so if you want to keep them in the fridge too it will do them no harm. Just take them out a little earlier!

Hope you enjoy drinking along - you can find out more info on the wines below!


Featured Wines

No. One

Bourogne Aligoté

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Hautes Cote de Nuits
Producer: Pequenos Rebentos
Year: 2021
ABV: 12%

Contains Sulphites

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Aligoté in Burgundy is usually overshadowed by Chardonnay but it's making a comeback thanks to smaller producers who see the potential in this underdog. This wine is crisp with a bit of citrus & grapefruit and a lovely mineral salt. Smooth and salty like a dry martini. 

No. Two

St Bris Sauvignon Blanc

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: St Bris
Producer: Goisot
Year: 2020
ABV: 13%

Contains Sulphites

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Another underdog grape in Burgundy here with a Sauvignon Blanc. This is area is actually a stones throw from Sancerre & Pouilly Fume and you'll notice some similarity on the nose, but because it's made in Burgundy it's a bit more robust and fuller bodied. 

No. Three

Mâcon Chardonnay

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Mâcon
Producer: Nicolas Maillet
Year: 2018
ABV: 13%

Contains Sulphites

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Chardonnay is what Burgundy is known for, and in the main Cote you can spend a lot of money for some quite average wine. Head down to Macon and while the wines are a little richer - they're much better value for money. Lemon, Red Apple, Peach & Hazelnut - this is a fantastic Burgundy. 

No. Four

Welsh Chardonnay

Country: Wales
Region: Monmouthshire
Sub-Region: n/a
Producer: Ancre Hill
Year: 2018
ABV: 10%

Contains Sulphites

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This is about as far North as you're likely to find Chardonnay being made, but despite the challenging climate they've managed to make a very decent wine. It's low alcohol but there's still a decent body, with some complex aromas creeping in thanks to the age. 

No. Five

Pinot Noir

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Auxerrois
Producer: Dominique Gruhier
Year: 2018
ABV: 12.5%

Contains Sulphites

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A Pinot Noir from Burgundy but from waaay up North in the region where they usually make white wine. This is basically a red Chablis. Super light, floral with an ethereal elegance. A beautiful wine. 

No. Six

Corsican Sangiovese

Country: Corsica
Region: Patrimonio
Sub-Region: n/a
Producer: Cantina di Torra
Year: 2020
ABV: 13.3%

Contains Sulphites

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We're a long way from Burgundy now - but the soil is still the same, and the winemaking ethos is very similar. It's a bit hot for Pinot so we've got a Nielluciu here which is Corsican for Sangiovese. The wine is still light, with a bit of a funk but MUCH higher in tannin than the last. Definitely one to have with a bit of charcuterie or stinky cheese.