Village Wines You Should Be Buying - Grand Vin

Village Wines You Should Be Buying

“Something about Burgundy excites spiritually… it is after savouring a fine Burgundy that even the most sceptical are willing to concede a higher power.“ - Matt Kramer, Making Sense of Burgundy

As much as we would like to always focus on those exalted wines that come from crème de la crème vineyard sites, over time, it gets harder to palate the prices of said vineyard that are currently orbiting around the stratosphere. This is especially so with annual productions from Grand Cru vineyards averaging to only 1% of total Burgundy production. Even taking into account of all Premier Crus, the two only account for up to about 11% of Burgundy wines.

Wondering what are the other 89%? Regional and village level wines.

Not all village wines are inexpensive, nor are they always ready to drink right out of the gate. But regardless of the price or the aging potential, one thing to note is that while it is difficult at first to fully grasp this wine region in a short time span, there’s no better way to comprehend the beauty of Burgundy than to take the time to read and sip. Not forgetting, village level wines are also one of the best hunting grounds for best bargains Burgundy.


Faiveley Puligny Montrachet
“Without giving too much away about this village wine, it definitely falls under the category of exceptional vintage alongside a beautiful insight into a fine and elegant wine with persistent aromatics. Would definitely suggest you secure more now as it’s often snapped up fast!“

Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere
“A gorgeous value for money monopole under Faiveley. Owing its name to large patches of raspberry plants, this wine displays aromas of wild berries bursting through with layers of spice and licorice. Satiny and succulent with a lavish attack with melting tannins. Best value for money Burgundy you’ll ever find.“

Remoissenet Volnay
“Velvety finesse combined with aromatic intensity is what makes Volnay an incredible village. From ripe aromas of red cherries to wild flowers with notes of cassis and vanilla, it charms with wonderful flavours of plums and spices on the palate. You’re going to want more after trying."

Remoissenet Nuits st Georges
“Made from vines that are over 30-40 years old. This is one wine that reveals aromas of black cherries, pepper, liquorice and just a nice sweet hint of tobacco. A hallmark representation of a well-structured wine that is not only juicy, but harmonious.“

Faiveley Chambolle Musigny
“A beautiful blend of three different parcels of vineyards within the appellation of Chambolle Musigny. You’ll find a glamorous style, soft raspberry and strawberries alongside a lacy texture and juicy richness. All in all, irresistible.“

Back to blog