Tasting NotesGolden in the glass, this Chardonnay is enlivened by its grace, tension, and intensity. 30-year-old vines combined with a lower yielding year in 2019 led to a distinctive concentration of fruit. On the nose, the wine emanates aromas of apricot, yellow plum, orange blossom, pine needles, hazelnut and praline with just a hint of struck match. Supple and viscous, the wine spreads across the palate with delightful weightiness and soft edges while a fine, orange-like acidy tickles the sides of the tongue helping to counterbalance the broader, richer strokes. Flavours of fleshy yellow peach, preserved lemon, quince and toasted almonds fill the palate. A congenial blend of stone fruit and citrus linger on to create a lengthy finish. This wine possesses a wonderfully complex aromatic profile as well as a persistency of flavour that makes it particularly delicious to drink now, although it will certainly remain incredibly enjoyable for years to come.
Vineyard: Our Vergelesses vineyard is located in the North-East of the appellation, bordering Pernand-Vergelesses appellation. Facing south and well drained, it always gives fresh, complex and mineral wines with a good amount of chalkyness.
Soil: Steep slopes composed of a sandy marl and limestone.
Age of the vines: 30 years old
Maceration process: Whole bunch pressed, lightly crushed. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels, sur lies without batonnage.
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 14 months
Oak used: French oak casks. 25% new, light and long soft toast, from Tronçais and Allier forests Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: fining followed by light filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.