|Grape/Varietal : Chardonnay||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Burgundy||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2016||Natural Factor: Low Sulphur, RAW Wine featured.|
"We make single vineyard wines from special, under-appreciated sites in the Côte de Beaune, Mâconnais and Beaujolais. By vinifying in small lots, using old techniques and materials where possible with fermentation by indigenous yeasts, we aim to make wines of site and soul; wines with frission, purity and life. We call our approach "mindful winemaking"; as little as possible but not nothing for nothing's sake, keeping the site and the grapes front of mind in all winemaking decisions, even if that decision is to do nothing at all."
Vineyard: From three parcels of Chardonnay above the village of Savigny-lès-Beaune; “Vermots", “Dessus Les Vermots" and “Les Gollardes", all on a steep slope facing south west with poor soils from millenia of erosion and cooled by the air coming down the valley from the Haute-Côtes. All of these attributes lead to wines that are ripe and generous while still retaining a core of minerality and drive.
Fermentation: Pressed without additions of SO2 or enzymes, the juice was oxidised for 48 hours and racked to a three year old and a five year old 350L large format barrels for a fermentation by indigenous yeasts. The wine saw a total of nine months in barrels without racking, followed by three months in tank for brightness and bottled with a DIAM closure after a very light filtration.
Tasting Note: Good honest stuff. 16 Points – Jancis Robinson MW
Pairs Well With:
Alice Cooper - Poison