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Monthélie Chardonnay 2012

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Clay and limestone

Site : Monthelie is a little village, nested between between Volnay and Meursault

The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 12 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with pear and fresh honey. Delicate vanilla note. Well structured. Very pure fruit. Very precise and taut. Delicate oak note. Long and elegant aftertaste.

Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.