Great job once again. You have turned me into a big white wine fan. Your description of a good white Burgundy hits the nail on the head: pure fruit, little or no wood, good acidity and floral freshness. This will be my standard on how to judge not only good Burgundy, but all white wine.
I really appreciate how much you have helped me build my collection. I look forward to continuing my Burgundy journey with you. I have learned so much about the region and its wines because of you. I am so glad that I decided to give these wines another try after years of frustration. You made it possible and I am deeply grateful.
Dennis Sherman has an intimate insider’s knowledge of Burgundy. Based in the region for over twenty five years, he has a great understanding of everything Burgundian, from the appellations and the wines to the history and the personalities, as well as a keen appreciation of just what makes these wines so great.
I had all but given up on Burgundy. I just never had much luck buying Burgundy wines on my own, even at very good wine stores. Now I am kicking myself for having bought so much California Pinot Noir. They do not hold a candle to Burgundy. I have been reading a lot about the Burgundy appellations, and your characterization of the wines is so accurate. You are really good at this.
Thanks for keeping our glasses full of good juice!
We had a party last night for about 20 including all of the participants in our upcoming Octobertrip to Burgundy with you and Ellie. We enjoyed quite a few bottles of your wine and it helped make our party a success. We are enjoying drinking Burgundy every day, and appreciate your guidance.
We think of you often…every time we drink delicious Burgundy wines from Elden Selections!
Dennis’s connections with the small vintners and his local knowledge have allowed us to source fantastic Burgundy that is not always otherwise available in the US. His wine notes and blog keep us informed of his tastings and how the winemakers are handling current conditions. Elden has become our personal taster, contact and buyer in Burgundy!
I’ve had the pleasure of buying Elden Selection wines for more than a decade. They personally know the producers, and present excellent wines you can’t get here, at very reasonable prices.
My wife and I shared a bottle of your William Nahan Chablis last evening on our deck at sunset. You cannot beat that for a wine experience. Congratulations on the ‘fruit’ of your labor!
Visitors are often surprised that these famous wines which the great wide world prizes so highly actually come from sleepy little villages and minuscule plots of land that are worked by small-hold farmers and their families.
That these vineyards all have names, that you can taste the difference from one to the next, well that’s just Burgundy. That some parcels produce a mere few thousand bottles a year, and when it’s gone, it’s gone, that’s Burgundy too. And ultimately, when you see that of all of these small-hold farmers, only a handful make really great wine, well then you start to understand Burgundy from the inside out.
For those of us who live here, it’s normal; it’s a question of scale. But for the great wide world it’s a conundrum. And as that world gets ever wider, understanding Burgundy becomes more and more difficult. Out there, your choices are limited. Either you play safe and stick with those same few producers that everybody knows. Or you can risk big bucks and heartbreak on the unknown. Or… and there is another way. It’s the only way really. You come inside.
This year marks thirty years that we have been in Burgundy, and we learned long ago that good winemakers value your enthusiasm much more than they value your checkbook. That suits us just fine because Elden has never been big business. But we have been constant and loyal. And because of that we have contacts and access that are unparalleled in present day Burgundy.
We know of no one else who can take you into the real Burgundy the way that we can. From the start Elden has been here holding the cellar door open for you. It’s an invitation to come closer, to come inside. And when you do, you will find that everything Elden does, it does for you.