Le Grappin

BEAUNE, BURGUNDY, FRANCE

Andrew Nielsen is from Australia and found himself working in Burgundy when the idea cropped up to become a micronegociant.  He was working for Simon Bize who had over 20 hectares in Savigny and thought 'why not do things differently'.  Working with terroirs that are less fashionable and overlooked, identifying good growers and working with them, to produce outstanding wines.

Andrew's first vintage was 2011, and we managed to grab some of his wines and fell in love with them.  Burgundy has been hit by bad weather in the past couple of years so grapes have become scarce and the price has gone up, but Nielsen manages to still produce exquisite wines even though mother nature throws all she has at him!  

A unique label adorns his bottles, designed by Louise Despont, these are some of the finest wines being produced in Beaune.  I'm so pleased that I managed to start selling these at the beginning because Nielsen will become one of the greats in Burgundy.  

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Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru 'Boucherottes' 2016 75cl
“Baked blue fruits” — dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry fruit notes, with earthy undertones; very Pommard-esque in aromatic profile. Super silky and bright in the mouth, pure and bright, crunchy acid/mineral finish; true Burgundian power with weightlessness. Producer Note: Hand picked...
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Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru Greves Blanc 2017 75cl
Classic Grèves. Green pineapple, green mango, lime curd, creme anglais; it reminds Andrew of his favourite ice cream growing up in Australia; The Splice. Not-quite-tropical and not-quite- citrus flavours dance together, drowning the mouth. Some notes of exotic nuts, macadamia...
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Le Grappin Beaune 1et Cru Boucherottes 2017 75cl
Black cherry, blackberry, bramble fruits, mulberry leaf and macerated blueberry intermingle with some savoury notes that add complexity. A floral, lifted tone, binds the swirling aromatics in a harmonious note. A mouth-filling and mouth-watering palate, accentuated by lingering baking spices...
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Le Grappin Santenay 1er Cru Gravieres 2016 75cl
Honeysuckle, guava, pineapple with some smoke from reduction and barrel fermentation which seductively lingers in the nose. Pineapple and cream on the palate; crisp acidity and some light phenolics pull the wine in from getting too big and the slatey...
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Le Grappin Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge 2017 75cl
An abandoned fruit orchard of aromatics; mulberry, black currant, wild cherry, cranberry notes. Secondary aromatics of freshly turned earth, baking spices, violets and tar. Refreshing acidity, bright and lip-smacking. Suede-like (tailored, of course!) tannins, both feather-lite and supple, give complexity...
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