2017
Marsannay Blanc

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, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Brillant yellow with golden tints.

Aroma: 

Aromas of sweet spices, white fruits, some toasty and floral notes.

Palate: 

We find the floral aromas in the mouth, a rich wine with a very nice length.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage, the epitome of Bourgogne elegance. After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed. During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed
weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: 15th September 2017
  • Aging:
    • 18 Months
    • 30% New Toasted French oak
  • Cases produced: 2,172
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:
1JBMASC317
$48