Summer of 2018 saw 50% less rainfall on average, fortunately winter and spring received plenty of rain to fill the water tables from which our older vines could get what they needed. As a side note, Burgundy cannot -by law irrigate its vineyards. This allows the roots of the vines to reach deeper into the earth to get their nutrients.
We started harvest very early on Sept 3rd. We first brought in our Chardonnays from the village and grand cru appellations so they would retain their natural acidity. The end results of these climatic conditions and the great care we took during the picking produced bright chardonnays at the Domain with expressive elements of fruits, tension, freshness and minerality.
Its light robe will become golden with some age. The aromas of white flowers –hawthorn and acacia- develop into honey and spices with a little bit of age.
It is a wine that can be drunk young to enjoy its flavors of citrus fruit with a pinch of mint.
To be enjoy as an aperitif with nuts and hard cheeses or with shell-fish, poultry, grilled fish.
To enjoy now and in the next 7 years.