Apsley Gorge has secured the range of Charlopin-Tissier wines from Burgundy. Yann Charlopin and Brian Franklin have collaborated making wine in Burgundy since 2000, firstly for Yann’s father Phillipe and more recently at Domaine Charlopin-Tissier, in Morey-Saint-Denis.
“These wines are the definitive statement of Domaine Charlopin-Tissier, of Le Grande Rue, Morey Saint Denis. Yann and his wife Justine purchased the property and the vines from David Clarke, an Englishman passionate for the wines of Burgundy. Since a kid, Yann has worked with his father Philippe Charlopin who has an amazing range of appellations including 9 Grande Crus. Philippe was mentored by the great Henri Jayer, and Yann has continued with the same techniques both in the vines and the winery. Incidentally, Yann completed his education with a 6 month stint at Apsley Gorge where he learnt English which he speaks with a Tassie accent.
Domaine Charlopin Tissier doesn’t have any Grande Crus, but the wines are the purest expression of the terroir. Even Philippe admits the Yanns wines are better than his for the same appellations.
Although Domaine Charlopin-Tissier is not well known outside France, Yanns wines have already gained significant acclaim. The wines are in some of the best restaurants in France. Le Tour d’Agent, the Ritz, Substance, Le Doyen, Arpege, Frenchie, 39V, Elysee, Yamtcha, to name some.
Also he had the sommelier from the Palace de Elysee taste at the Domaine. She is a big fan of his wines, so you know where they are now, but it is not supposed to be publicized.
I will not critique the individual wines as you will know what to expect from these well known climates. What you get is the purest expression of the appellation precisely executed with depth and texture.
Just one comment on the 2 Marsannays, Les Longeroies and La Montagne. In the past these wines have not been fashionable, mostly through poor viticulture and wine making. Yann has turned this around and is making the most of the elevation and aspect of these superb parcels to create wines of precision and focus.”
Due to limited quantities there are restrictions on the number of bottles per customer.
Marsannay Les Longeroies – Rouge 2017 $111.99 4 per customer.
Marsannay La Montagne – Rouge 2017 $100.93 4 per customer.
Côte de Nuits-Village – Rouge 2017 $95.23 2 per customer.
Gevrey-Chambertin – Rouge 2017 $206.97 1 per customer.
Vosne-Romanée – Rouge 2017 $179.04 1 per customer.
Pernand-Vergelesses – Rouge 2017 $105 1 per customer.
Morey-Saint-Denis – Rouge 2017 $160 1 per customer.