At only R375, Joseph Drouhin's 2019 Rully Blanc is a must-have at home. It is fragrant, poised and well-rounded and has consistently been named an Outstanding Top Value pick by Allen Meadows of Burghound. 'To my palate, of all the region's important houses, Drouhin's style places the greatest premium on aromatic range and structural finesse,' says William Kelly of The Wine Advocate.
Olivier Leflaive's 2019 Bourgogne Les Sétilles is another such wine. Its predecessors were served at the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, and the 2019 is 'exactly what we expect of Bourgogne blanc', writes James Suckling. It has 'the elegance that Puligny-Montrachet is famous for'.
While demand continues to outstrip supply, start looking for alternatives to famous Burgundies. At these prices, you can have both South African and French Chardonnay on the dinner table!