2015
Marsannay

Chardonnay
Description

This wine comes from selected vineyards (no young vines) and respects strict requirements with regard to yields, for example. The soil is worked to encourage and maintain the soil's bacterial life which is necessary for the terroir to fully express itself. The grapes were harvested in small, perforated boxes. As the old-timers used to say, “All the grapes need is to be pressed gently and put into barrels”.

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: 

Straw yellow with golden tints.

Aroma: 

Complex aromas of orchard fruits, linden-tree, acacia and some brioche flavours.

Palate: 

A supple and round wine, with a well-balanced acidity. Nice length!

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

This vintage stands out thanks to a winning combination: grapes with optimum maturity and great sanitary conditions. Winter went by with a quite mild weather and spring wasn't long to settle as temperatures rocketed remarkably. And temperatures continued to heighten until the end of August along with a supplementary amount of sunshine in June and July. In these exceptional conditions, everything moved very fast. The flowering took place quick and early in June, and the grapes began to ripen in the first two weeks of July. The only fly in the ointment is the dryness the vineyard suffered, which caused some damage: some leaves and berries were scorched and some millerandage was observed on the Pinot Noir. So, these phenomenons lessened somewhat the yields in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Luckily, the great sanitary conditions in the vineyard allowed us to settle the harvest date with the best maturity as a single target. It also allowed us to keep more whole bunches during the vinifications which will give wines with greater complexity. White wines are very rich and expressive, with white fruits notes and a great aromatic pureness. Red wines have an intense and shiny colour, and display ripe aromas of red fruits. Tannins are silky and supple. All in all, 2015 is already a scrumptious vintage!

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: Sept. 14, 2015
  • Aging:
    • 16 Months
    • 30% New Toasted French oak
  • Cases produced: 383
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Rich Seafood Dishes such as Lobsters and Scallops
Cheese & Nuts:
Soft-ripened Cheeses
Sauces:
Pasta with white sauce
Grains:
White rice dishes
SKU:
1JBMASC315
$48