2020 AOP Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune blanc
Chardonnay from their family vineyards in Savigny-Lès-Beaune. Vines are 25 years old, grown on chalk and clay. Aged in old barrels for 6 months. Zero SO2.
Romain told me this was impressive and he wasn’t wrong. Lighter colour, clear and transparent. Clean nose. Tiny flinty reduction. Subtle notes of nectarine and cream, white flowers, freshly sliced almonds and brioche. There is a hint of salt and ozone too, both more noticeable as the wine warms up. Refined, subtle and pleasing. To taste it is clean and very elegant. On the leaner side, without being green, it displays a delicate setting of orchard fruits with a hint of sweet lemon. Medium acidity, gentle texture and very smooth delivery. Ever-so lightly creamy, it is extremely delicious and lightweight, rather than being flamboyant and showy. A feather dusting of spice and tension on the finish. Pure class, and amazing for the price. Perfect for Summer, and would be wise to stash a few away as well.