Andrew Guard

2017 Rully Blanc 1er cru “Agneax”, Eric de Suremain

Always the first white in the tasting, this is the most sprightly and bright. Lemon and peach fruit intertwine with chalk and salinity in this very pure, engaging and taut white Burgundy. Again in the mouth, tight, lean and very pure. This is a real beauty and a bargain when you consider what pleasure it still has yet to give! .

For a big bear of a man, Eric de Suremain produces the silkiest, most elegant and delicate Burgundy you can imagine and they are wines that I often bring out simply to surprise people at their quality.

His bio-dynamic methods, some of the Côte d’Or’s lowest yields (often on a par with nearby Domaine Leroy), rigorous grape selection and his minimal intervention winemaking policy conspire to produce some of the purest, finest and most complex Burgundy available.