Must-try white Burgundy: Top-rated wines uncovered

A wicker basket full of grapes during harvest on the hill of Corton-Charlemagne.

‘What a good year 2022 was for white Burgundy,’ said DWWA Co-Chair Andrew Jefford as he revisited the wines of the Decanter World Wine Awards’ (DWWA) newly unveiled top 50 (Best in Show) list for 2024.

Burgundy’s complex wine landscape includes vineyards fragmented by multiple ownership, hundreds of premiers crus, climats within grands crus, soil diversity and vintage variation. With so many variables, Burgundy is perhaps the region to watch when looking at our DWWA results.

Blind-tasted and rated by top specialists, annual results can be mixed given the inherent challenges. However, a glance at the DWWA 2024 results makes it clear we should be racing to Burgundy’s whites, with exceptional 2021 and 2022 vintages topping the charts.

Scroll down to discover 15 must-try white Burgundy wines from DWWA 2024

Burgundy’s three Best in Show winners, each from the 2022 vintage and representing the Côte d’Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais, emphasise ‘how attractively this ripe yet fresh vintage tastes in early youth’, said Jefford. Two more 97-point white Burgundies showcase northerly Chablis, with its vibrant 2021 vintage, and Viré-Clessé in Mâconnais to the south – a ‘stylish wonder’, the judges agreed.

Recalling judging during Platinum week, Master Sommelier Stefan Neumann said: ‘We had one really standout flight of Burgundy. Fantastic quality, and the so-called more minor appellations like Rully and Pouilly-Fuissé really thoroughly overdelivered.’

Below, discover 15 to buy now from the just-revealed results, with more at awards.decanter.com

Must-try white Burgundy: Top-rated wines uncovered
Burgundy’s Best

Berthelemot, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2022

97 Best in Show
£127 (ib)-£152 Ideal Wine Co, Vine & Bine, Wild & Lees
Compelling nose of subtle oak, hawthorn blossom and cool citrus. Controlled breadth on the palate with subtle, breathfreshening fruits. The lingering finish mingles ripe, fruit-bonded acidity with a quiet pulse of ripeness. Alcohol 13%

Château de Fuissé, Pouilly-Fuissé 1er Cru Le Clos Monopole 2022

97 Best in Show
£60 Hedonism, Jeroboams, Lay & Wheeler, Millésima
Wealth, warmth and comfort sings out of the glass. It’s broad and ample, with a generosity of nuts, grasses, straw and pounded hazelnuts and almonds; the finish is long, vinous but finally neatly tailored without any undue heat. Alc 14%

Jaffelin, Rully 2022

97 Best in Show
£30.95-£34.95 Cellar Door Wines, Hennings
Rully’s grapes typically make graceful, sparely contoured, food-friendly still whites like this one. Fresh-cut hay and quince are lent richness by subtle barrel-fermentation. It’s sculpted and pure, with a gentle lime-zest pungency,
classical Burgundian vinosity and an apple-fresh finish. Alc 13%


Louis Moreau, Clos des Hospices, Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2021

97 Platinum
Layers of passion fruit, pomelo and white peach underpinned by lavish marzipan, coconut water and smoky mineral spice with a mouthcoating, creamy scone texture and spine-tingling acidity. All-encompassing, immersive and everlasting. Alc 13%

Christian Moreau, Cuvée Guy Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2022

96 Gold
£44-£45 Reserve Wines, The Solent Cellar
Flourishing with flavour! Green apple, lime and orchard fruit to begin with, followed by an unravelling of warming popcorn and oyster shell minerals. Long and finessed. Alc 12.5%

Courtault Michelet, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2022

96 Gold
White blossom with hints of linen billow and dance across the nose and preside over the superb focus and tension on the palate. Electric with energy and vigour. Alc 13%

La Chablisienne, Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2021

96 Gold
£31.67 Millésima
Classically stylish with profound saline and rocky mineral characters evoking a prevailing ocean breeze, all framed
by a well-defined structure and bracing…

Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/must-try-white-burgundy-top-rated-wines-uncovered-532272/