2012 VDF 'Rive Droite Clos Belle-Croix'
100% Organic Chardonnay from the Right bank, where the vineyards are clay and limestone. Direct press, debourbage, then élevage for 30 months in old demi-muid.
An incredible example of refinement and subtlety. This wine is delicate and elegant, and 100% finesse. Gentle and easy, and seems youthful even though it is from 2012. This is the complete opposite of a big oaky Chardonnay. This is an angel floating through the clouds. Stone fruits, blossoms, lemons, with an underlying minerality. An exquisite texture, quite lean and focused, with very well balanced acidity. Leaves you searching for notes as they unravel in the glass. Very, very classy.