Bourgogne "Les Essentielles" (White)
La Côte Mâconnaise - Chardonnay
Durée de conservation
2 to 5 years
Température de service
As we were excited by the quality, and even more by the consistency of this wine, which we have set apart for several years, we wanted to give it prominence within the “Les Essentielles” range. All the grapes come from the village of Chardonnay itself, located a few kilometres south of Mancey. This is Chardonnay from Chardonnay! It comes from vines with lower yields, growing in calcareous soils on slopes with the best exposure, which produce a very aromatic wine.
The harvested grapes are transported to the press very quickly in order to prevent oxydation. After a very gentle pneumatic pressing, the musts are transferred into low temperature settling tanks where they settle within 24-36 hours. Fermentation is carried out using indigenous yeasts, with the temperature controlled between 18-21°C, to preserve all the aromas. The wines are left on the lees until the completion of their malo-lactic fermentation after which they are racked. The wines are bottled between May and June.
Notes de dégustation
On the nose, the wine presents a bouquet with notes of white-fleshed fruit (pears and white peaches) mixed with mineral notes. The wine is deep, and rather rich and elegant on the palate, with lovely freshness. With its complexity and long-lingering flavours on the palate, this is a very fine wine.
The Les Essentielles Bourgogne Chardonnay can be enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with terrines, fish in a sauce, good poultry or roasted veal. It can be enjoyed within two years but can easily keep for 4-5 years.