While it is not a new estate, the wines from Taupenot-Merme are rarely seen in the U.S. The domaine is based in Morey-Saint-Denis and has the distinction of being one of only two owners (Domaine des Lambrays) of the grand cru Clos des Lambrays. Taupenot-Merme’s wines were impressive, classic in style and very aromatic. Chateau de Melin is a domaine that I was not familiar with, but I found their wines to be delicious. The estate, on which there is a beautiful manor house, is located in Auxey-Duresses just north of La Rochepot. All their wines were well made, but I particularly enjoyed the 2007 blanc and rouge cuvees from the Saint Romain lieu-dit Sous Chateau. Both wines were fresh, vibrant and distinctively mineral. Sous-le-Chateau (the official name of the vineyard) is in a cool climate located near the ruins of the ancient castle that overlooks the modern village. The other producer who stood out was Domaine de la Croix Sanaillet from the town of Davaye in the Maconais. The majority of the estates production is labeled Saint-Veran and they were bright, crisp wines that showed a good intensity of fruit. As expected, the wines were simple, but refreshing. Overall, the tasting was a pleasant surprise and a good excuse to drink some Burgundy.