Burgundy 2022 En Primeur Offer


Morey-Saint-Denis village

Our 2022 en primeur offer closed on 18th February 2024. If you have any questions about the campaign, your order, or if you wish to be advised of future Burgundy en primeur offers, please email sales@yapp.co.uk.

Vintage Overview

"The Burgundy 2022 vintage defies all expectations. At best, it presents life-affirming, vivacious wines that leave you grinning like a Cheshire cat."
Neal Martin - vinous.com

"...what is clear is that 2022 is another very strong Burgundy vintage, offering excellence in both colors and in a wide variety of styles, foregrounding the fascinating nuances of site that render this region so interesting."
William Kelley - robertparker.com

"2022 saw a reboot to form in Burgundy's recent run of sunny vintages after the poor weather and climatic challenges of 2021. Beyond any doubt, 2022 has produced excellent wine, both red and white, up and down the Côte d'Or and beyond. This said, and in conclusion, 2022 is a good-to-excellent vintage that offers ripe, well-fruited, classical Pinot Noir and fresh, bright Chardonnay and, perhaps most importantly, it offers those in quantity. Across the board and in both colours 2022 offers a fresh, balanced profile of wine for medium- to long-term drinking. It is a vintage that supports and underscores the wisdom of Burgundy's AOC system; the best wines really are the best wines. Such is the balance of the vintage's fruit, so refined its acidity, that value and quality are widely available everywhere."
Matthew Hayes - 'Côte d'Or 2022 – an overview', JancisRobinson.com

Bouncing back from a very difficult 2021 in which volumes were significantly reduced by frost and hail, the 2022 vintage was gratifyingly abundant, high in quality and wonderfully consistent across the Côte d'Or.
Despite being the second hottest vintage recorded in the last 75 years, there were few extreme heat 'spikes'. Instead, steadily high temperatures and some well-timed rainstorms in late June to replenish the water table provided ideal climatic conditions. As a result, vine health was exceptionally good with many growers choosing to pick deep into September.

"A Modern Classic... A Modern Classic is meant convey the idea that within the construct of the new normal of riper vintages, 2022 had the hottest, and one of the driest, growing seasons on record yet the wines, while ripe, are wonderfully refreshing, bright and transparent."
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com

The whites will have wide-ranging appeal, as they are beautifully balanced with great precision and charming yellow-fruit flavours. There is more ripeness than 2021, but certainly not to excess, with moderate alcohols of between 12.5 and 13.5% ABV on average.

The reds are uniformly polished and again, exceptionally well-balanced. Generally, there is a seductive quality with a sleek fruit profile and fondant tannins. Alcohol levels were moderate – (typically around 13% ABV) and there is a fresh acidity present to balance the warmth of the vintage.

"2022 is an amazingly consistent vintage. I tasted almost no poor wines. Everything was good to very good, with occasional touches of greatness."
Jasper Morris - InsideBurgundy.com

Bruno Colin from Chassagne-Montrachet, Frédéric Magnien from Morey-Saint Denis and Pascal Gay in Chorey-Les-Beaune have all made masterful wines in 2022 which we are delighted to offer on an en primeur basis.

Even in a relatively abundant year like this, the nature of Burgundy production means that the demand for prized cuvées outstrip supply. So, if there are specific wines that you want in your cellar, this is the optimum time to buy them. Even if they are available to purchase once physically in bottle, they won't be cheaper.

"This said, and in conclusion, 2022 is a good-to-excellent vintage that offers ripe, well-fruited, classical Pinot Noir and fresh, bright Chardonnay and, perhaps most importantly, it offers those in quantity. Across the board and in both colours 2022 offers a fresh, balanced profile of wine for medium- to long-term drinking. It is a vintage that supports and underscores the wisdom of Burgundy's AOC system; the best wines really are the best wines."
Matthew Hayes - 'Côte d'Or 2022 – an overview', JancisRobinson.com

Simon Stuart - Head of Trade Sales
Simon Stuart - Trade Sales Director.
Frédéric Magnien in his cellar



Frédéric Magnien, based in his family domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis, has been developing his reputation as one of the sharpest and most meticulous winemakers in the Côte d'Or since his first vintage in 1995. Frédéric sources grapes from a selection of superb vineyards in Morey, Chambolle and Gevrey with a strong commitment to biodynamics and a 'hands-off' approach to vinification. From 2015 onwards, he has aged his wines in terracotta jarres and second-year barrels to emphasise terroir character and purity.

Frédéric Magnien in his cellar

Frédéric was delighted with his 2022 vintage - "2022 is about precision; it was possible to choose the perfect time to pick in all my vineyards-the weather allowed it. It was hot, but the heat was stable, very few days were over 30 degrees and we had rain at the right time (June). It is a great vintage for Pinot Noir."

Red Wines:

Côte de Nuits-Villages Croix Violette 2022 @ £144 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
The fruit for the fantastic value Côtes de Nuits-Villages Croix Violette comes from a lieu-dit in the village of Brochon, just north of Gevrey-Chambertin. There is an abundance of red cherry fruit on the nose with an expressed minerality, supple mouthfeel and crisp acidity.

Gevrey-Chambertin 'Vieilles Vignes' 2022 @ £240 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
From six vineyards with an average vine age of 60-years, the 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes is according to Frédéric "..a great example of the global terroir of Gevrey." From limestone dominated soil, it shows an earthy complexity with firm but approachable tannins. It is a superb example of the appellation, sufficiently forward to be drunk with great pleasure in the short term, but sturdy enough for successful cellaring.
"This is aromatically similar to the old vines Nuits but with more noticeable sauvage character. There is an appealing underlying tension to the delicious middleweight flavors that possess acceptable concentration before terminating in a firm, dusty, youthfully austere and mildly warm finale." Score: 87-90.
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com

Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut-Saint-Jacques 1er Cru 2022 @ £450 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
Frédéric is fortunate enough to have two parcels of vines in this noble Premier Cru vineyard, one planted with 80-year-old vines and one the border of Clos Saint Jacques. 'Perfect ripeness and vegetal health' helped Frédéric produce a profound Lavaut with outstanding complexity, density and length with defined black fruit and autumn leaf flavours showing throughout.
"A completely different aromatic profile presents notes of forest floor, the sauvage, damp earth and a wonderful array of floral elements. The delicious and succulent larger-bodied flavors possess even better concentration and a bit more power as well that seems to build on the impressively persistent and balanced finale that is also firm enough to repay 12 to 15 years of keeping." Score: 92-94.
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com

Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Ruchots 2022 @ £312 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
Les Ruchots is a stone's throw South-East from the famous Grand Cru monopole of Clos de Tart and is formed of the same bedrock of limestone, the wines typically show dark cherry and forest floor aromatics, an intense damson-like fruit core with great balance and complexity. 'Concentrated but not too big' with 'very good terroir definition', according to Frédéric.
"This is also ripe while retaining good freshness on the cool floral, dark berry and appealingly spice nose. Here too the texture of the medium weight flavors is super-sleek thanks to the fine-grained tannins shaping the less obviously mineral-driven finish where a slight rusticity contrasts with the refinement of the mid-palate. Good stuff that should age effortlessly." Score: 90-93.
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2022 @ £312 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
One of the most prominent Premier Cru vineyards in Nuits-Saint-George, 'Les Damodes' borders Vosne-Romanée to the north, borrowing an element of perfume from its neighbour. Generous, sappy but decidedly mineral on the palate this is clearly holding plenty of power in reserve and will age gracefully over the next 10 to 15 years.
"Riper aromas include those of black cherry, poached plum, violet and a whiff of anise. The finer, and just as tension-filled, medium-bodied flavors exude a lovely bead of minerality on the moderately austere, longer and better-balanced finale. This is almost delicate yet should age gracefully over the next decade." Score: 90-92.
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2022 @ £1,950 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
One of the greatest of all the Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, this a brooding wine of obvious class that is built for the long term, yet should offer early gratification through an intense spectrum of flavours including cassis, liquorice, toasted nuts and crushed stone.
"A cool, elegant and similarly perfumed and spice nose flashes an array of various red fruit scents that include cherry, raspberry and a hint of plum, along with soft earth, smoke and wood nuances. Like the Chambertin, there is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the delicious, intense and well-detailed medium weight flavors that deliver fine persistence on the well-balanced finish that isn't quite as complex, at least not yet." Score: 93-95.
Allen Meadows - Burghound.com
Bruno Colin



Third-generation vigneron Bruno Colin grew up on the family estate; Domaine Michel Colin-Deleger on the Côte de Beaune. After training in viticulture at the prestigious school of Beaune, he began working with his parents and brother on the family vines in 1993. Ten years later the family split the domaine between cousins, and the eponymous Domaine Bruno Colin was born with his first vintage in 2004. With vines across 22 appellations including eight white Premiers Crus in Chassagne-Montrachet, Bruno strives to reflect each differing terroir in his wines. His distinctive style focuses on expressing freshness and minerality and the best examples show a superb balance of tension and texture.

Bruno was exceptionally happy with the quality of his wines in 2022. Both his whites and reds are bright in character with exceptional clarity and detailed fruit; they have an intensity that suggests a long future but will also be expressive and opulent in their youth. "The white wines are rich, elegant with great purity, mixed with beautiful aromas of fresh fruit, they are distinguished by a lovely concentration and perfect balance on the palate. The reds are disguished by dense colour with a beautiful freshness, the phenolic compounds being at their optimum, and can age admirably for a few years to reveal all their potential."

White Wines:

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2022 @ £129 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
A great introduction to the domaine's signature mineral-driven style. Approachable soft stone fruit on the nose with hints of flint and chalk; on the palate there is weight but is it is still bright, clear and approachable. Great value.

Chassagne-Montrachet 2022 @ £330 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
An excellent example of the appellation with fruit sourced from nine different lieux-dits. Pronounced mineral intensity showing through citrus fruits. Impressive density with trademark freshness and length.

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées 2022 @ £474 per case (of 6 bottles) IB - SOLD OUT
To the north-west of the village bordering Saint-Aubin, Les Chaumées produces consistently delicious wines of considerable finesse from limestone-dominated soils. Bruno's 2022 is supremely elegant, already showing complexity with white flowers, honey, jasmine and citrus fruits prevalent. Seamless and linear on the plate with detailed fruit and a gentle persistence.

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2022 @ £492 per case (of 6 bottles) IB - SOLD OUT
The Premier Cru vineyard of Morgeot is the largest in the Côte d'Or and encompasses a wide range of terroir and styles. Bruno has excellent holdings with parcels across the vineyard and a result produces a consistently superb wine with depth and finesse in equal measure, Mirabel plum and ripe orchard fruit aromas proceed a broad generous palate with a mineral finish.


Domaine Bruno Colin

Domaine Bruno Colin

Red Wines:

Santenay 'Vieilles Vignes' 2022 @ £204 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
Located on the Les Prarons-Dessus parcel, meaning 'the long upper meadows', this is a true old-vine cuvée - its vines dating from 1959. There is impressive density, sleek black fruit and a long savoury finish.

Chassagne-Montrachet 'Vieilles Vignes' 2022 @ £210 per case (of 6 bottles) IB
From 45 year-old vines, the 2022 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes rouge should not be overlooked! Crammed full of blackcurrant and cherry fruit with hints of forest floor, this is ripe, supple and whilst drinking well early, it should also reward 5 to 10 years cellaring.




From his humble base, literally off a beaten track near the village of Chorey-Lès-Beaune, the amiable and jolly Pascal Gay produces juicy, joyful, terroir-authentic, wines of great value from a diverse plethora of vineyards. Domaine François Gay consists of seven hectares of vines, and just 3,400 cases are produced across the entire range each year.


Domaine François Gay

Domaine François Gay

Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 2022 @ £324 per case (of 12 bottles) IB
Pascal's terrific Pernand-Vergelesses has an expressive, smoky, flint heavy bouquet and a broad ripe palate, whilst not cheap, it is terrific value compared to some of the 'bigger names' in the Côtes de Beaune.


How en primeur works

Burgundy 2022 wines En Primeur

En primeur wines are offered for purchase now, with delivery in mid to late 2024.
These Burgundy 2022 en primeur wines are offered per case (of either 6 or 12) and 'in bond' ('IB'), exclusive of duty and VAT.
To buy these wines you need to either complete the request form below or contact sallie@yapp.co.uk / telephone 01747 860423.
Payment should be made by debit or credit card at the time of order. We will confirm your order with an invoice and discuss your delivery and storage options.
The en primeur offer closes on Sunday 18th February 2024, but we would advise you to contact us now to secure your preferences.
Terms & Conditions for en primeur purchases
1. A contract will come into existence between Yapp Brothers Ltd ('Yapp') and the Buyer when an invoice is raised and payment is taken by Yapp. Payment will be due immediately when an invoice is raised.
2. Yapp's 'no quibble' consumer guarantee applies to en primeur sales in the sense that the Buyer has the right to change their mind within fourteen days of the creation of this contract. No discount codes or vouchers are valid for en primeur purchases.
3. Title to wines shall remain with Yapp until all en primeur invoices due from the Buyer are cleared in full. Where any invoice is outstanding for more than 30 days, Yapp reserves the right to cancel the contract. In the event of accidental shortages, the Buyer will be refunded in full at invoice price.
4. When the wine is shipped to the UK we will confirm delivery or storage and raise any relevant invoices for VAT, duty, storage and delivery charges.
5. Yapp reserves the right to withhold any wines that the Buyer has ordered for non-payment of any invoice.
6. Risk of loss or damage to Goods shall pass to the Buyer when the Goods are physically delivered to or collected by the Buyer (or their agent).
7. If the Buyer is making their own arrangements for the storage, delivery or collection of the wine (as opposed to keeping it at Yapp), the Buyer agrees to notify Yapp of any defects in the wines within 30 days of the wine being released and after this period the Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the wines.

When the physical wine arrives IB in the UK we will contact you to advise you of any additional payments that are due in respect of duty and VAT (if you are withdrawing the wine from bond), storage or delivery charges, including IB transfer charges.
Your options are as follows:
Wine remaining Under Bond
1. If you have your own bonded arrangements at London City Bond ('LCB') you can advise us of the account details for an IB transfer. No further charge.
2. You can store your wine IB with Yapp Brothers. It will be held in the Yapp Brothers' Client Account at LCB. No further charge. You will, however, be charged storage, currently £15.00 per case, per annum, inc VAT (or £7.50 for a half-year).
3. We can arrange for LCB to deliver your wine IB to another bonded warehouse. Such IB transfers are charged at £15 per case up to 2 cases, £5 per case thereafter and must be paid before the transfer request is actioned. You will also need to advise us of account / ware-house details for the transfer.
Delivering & Storing Wine Duty Paid
4. If you would like us to organise delivery of your wine Duty Paid, we will do so under our normal delivery terms. In most cases this will mean no delivery charge.
5. You can store your wine at Yapp Brothers' premises Duty Paid, currently £15.00 per case per annum, inc. VAT (or £7.50 for a half-year).
6. When wine that has been held IB is withdrawn from a bonded warehouse, you will be charged duty and VAT at the prevailing rates on the original cost of the wine.
The current duty rate is £32.04 per case and the VAT rate is 20%. Therefore, the current duty and VAT on a £200 case of wine withdrawn from bond would be £78.45. (N.B. you pay VAT on the cost of the wine including duty).