For several years now Françoise Gay is our quiet tip for a good Chorey-les-Beaune that has also reasonable prices. Because he was too busy this year, we visited his brother Michel for a change whose estate is only some hundred yards away.
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentieres 1997
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 1997
Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 1997
Corton-Renardes Grand Cru 1997
We liked the wines from Aloxe-Corton best. His brother's Françoise ones are perhaps a bit more polished - but what had to be proved in a direct comparison. Altogether they have great similarities. They are wines that wouldn't count to the greatest of their appellation, but nevertheless are recommendable and very thankful in the price.