Clair Obscur - 2019 Bourgogne 'Le Chat Blanc’ Chardonnay

2019 Bourgogne 'Le Chat Blanc’ Chardonnay

Style
Chardonnay
Country
Burgundy, France
Volume
750ml

Lush and riper than usual, due to the hot year. The age of the vines is 40+ years old. Dense, rich, slightly zesty seawater nose. In the mouth then super round and generous, sea spray and oyster shell galore. Some quince, white peach, lemon oil. A wonderful expression of the variety. This story started in the ‘60s when the family planted some vines purely for personal consumption. Since then Pierre Clair runs the day-to-day, whilst also working at the prestigious biodynamic property Domaine ...Read More...

Lush and riper than usual, due to the hot year. The age of the vines is 40+ years old. Dense, rich, slightly zesty seawater nose. In the mouth then super round and generous, sea spray and oyster shell galore. Some quince, white peach, lemon oil. A wonderful expression of the variety. This story started in the ‘60s when the family planted some vines purely for personal consumption. Since then Pierre Clair runs the day-to-day, whilst also working at the prestigious biodynamic property Domaine de Marquis as a “chef de Culture”. He was previously doing this at Domaine de Montille. The philosophy of Pierre is simple, he vinifies using whole bunches, old barriques and without additives. Recently they have added a few more wines to their line-up utilising negoce grapes to extend their offering and experiment with new wines. A genuine rising star in a less well- known appellation. 

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