2017
Bourgogne Les Ursulines

Chardonnay
Description

This ‘vast' appellation brings together four great regions; Yonne to the north, with its fresh, mineral wines, followed by the Côte d'Or, with its rounder, deeper whites, the Côte Chalonnaise with its pleasant wines, and lastly the Mâcon region to the south, with a range of styles varying with the individual soil and exposure. Soils are mostly limestone-clay.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IL, MI, MT, VA, IA, LA, MO or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Pale yellow colour with golden highlights.

Aroma: 

Hints of peach and apricot.

Palate: 

Minerality and tension balance out this rich, fruit-filled palette. A very fine vintage indeed! 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Harvest date: from 11th to 17th of September 2017. The grapes were handpicked and collected in 20-kg perforated crates. At the winery: The whole bunches of grapes were gently pressed for 2½ hours. The temperature of the must was brought down to 12°C then was immediately transferred to barrels with no settling to preserve a maximum of lees. Very long fermentation using indigenous yeasts. In the cellar: half is aged for 10 months with no racking or stirring to bring out all of this wine's minerality. A proportion of 10% new gently toasted French oak barrels were used for very delicate oaking. The other half is aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness of the wine. Bottling: the wine was bentonite fined and very gently filtered before being bottled using gravity in September 2018.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: Sept. 11-17, 2017
  • Aging:
    • 50% for 10 Months in French oak barrels
    • 10% New Toasted French oak 
    • 50% on lees in stainless steel tanks
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses
Sauces:
Pasta with white sauce
SKU:
1JBBCSF317
$28