Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : The climat is ideally located nearby the so famous Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet, the South Est exposure is excellent as well. The high proportion of clay gives to the wine a specific minerality which underlines the typicality of the Chardonnay. The vines are planted at regular distance of each other which enables deep ploughing of the soil.
The Vintage 2008 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak during 14 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Aromas of white fruit with smoky nuances. Beautiful vanilla note with a hint of minerality. Energetic attack. Full-bodied, well-balanced, complex. Vibrant tension of fruit and acidity. Long, fine and mineral finish.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with "foie gras", seafood, fish and goat's cheese.