Bourgogne Chardonnay

Grown Just Down the Road

Our delectable and highly quaffable Bourgogne Chardonnay is produced from a group of plots situated in the hamlet of Meurgers du Limousin, in the commune of Meursault. The plot has a total surface area of 1.3 hectares, around twice the size of Clos Marey-Monge's Chantrerie plot. Surrounded by such prestigious climats, our Bourgogne Chardonnays are infused with the characteristics of wines from Meursault. We make this wonderful white wine by half fermenting it in vintage casks and half in stainless steel tanks. This allows the wine to keep its fruity essence while expanding its depth and roundness.

Varietal: Chardonnay

Our Bourgogne Chardonnay Vintages

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

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Sunshine In A Glass

Flashes of soft green amplify the bright, light golden shine that illuminate the glass when this Bourgogne Blanc 2014 leaves the bottle. Singing in harmony together, aromas of white flowers and fruit trees dominate with nuanced traces of gunflint and mushroom. With aeration, citrus fruit confit, honey, butter, hazelnut and spices, deliver a warm and rich sensation. The palate is pleased by the wine's fresh and intense balancing act. Half fermented in vintage casks, and half fermented in stainless steel tanks, gives this Chardonnay the ability to maintain its fruity essence while gaining much depth and roundness. Bourgogne Blanc 2014 is the perfect kickstarter for any party and will hold up in the cellar for six to eight years before peaking.

An Excellent Burgundy Vintage

This year’s vintage captured the memory of 2014’s unusual, and unpredictable, weather. An unusually mild winter – the Asian fruit fly had made its unwelcome introduction – something we would all wish to forget. At the beginning of the season there was much promise. The three months of Spring were warm and dry, culminating in an early bud break and bloom at the start of June. However, by the end of the month, cooler and wetter weather reigned supreme. On June 28th, a hailstorm – similar to the devastation that struck in 2012 and 2013 – damaged several villages across the Côte de Beaune, including Pommard. Third year in a row. Summer was defined by wetter-than-average weather and cool temperatures. A few hot days in July helped the vines recover their ground, but worsening conditions took control again during the first two weeks of August. By mid-August the weather improved, with mostly dry and sunny conditions aiding the grapes to a steady and juicy maturation. In September, the sun remained a constant element and a northerly wind bolstered ideal conditions; the grapes reached optimal maturity come mid-September with most appellations hand-picked under sunny skies.

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2013

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Sunshine In A Glass

Flashes of soft green amplify the bright, light golden shine that illuminate the glass when this Bourgogne Blanc 2013 leaves the bottle. Singing in harmony together, aromas of white flowers and fruit trees dominate with nuanced traces of gunflint and mushroom. With aeration, citrus fruit confit, honey, butter, hazelnut and spices, deliver a warm and rich sensation. The palate is pleased by the wine's fresh and intense balancing act. Half fermented in vintage casks, and half fermented in stainless steel tanks, gives this Chardonnay the ability to maintain its fruity essence while gaining much depth and roundness. Bourgogne Blanc 2014 is the perfect kickstarter for any party and will hold up in the cellar for six to eight years before peaking.

Force of Nature

After the small yield, but succulent flavors, of the 2012 vintage, 2013 was another year that mother earth proved its hegemony over the vignerons and vignobles of Burgundy. The bud break was relatively late, seeping into June, following a cold, rainy and frigid Spring. Throughout June, a deluge of rain delayed floraison (flowering), introducing an increased risk of blight. Pommard, as well as surrounding appellations Volnay, Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune, also experienced a near-fatal hailstorm, identical to the thunderous power that struck in 2012. In July and August, the weather transformed again, this time for the better. Warm temperatures and sunshine clothed the vines – with some summer downpours relinquishing the heat – guiding the grapes to ripen delightfully at the end of September. Harvest began around September 23rd, with the vineyards bare of all ripe fruit come October 2nd. The year’s unstable conditions struck again with huge storms across the region’s vineyards on October 5th and 6th. Thankfully, just a few days too late to do any more damage to the net yield. Overall, this small vintage has incredible potential. We should all be thankful.

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012

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Sunshine In A Glass

Flashes of soft green amplify the bright, light golden shine that illuminate the glass when this Bourgogne Blanc 2012 leaves the bottle. Singing in harmony together, aromas of white flowers and fruit trees dominate with nuanced traces of gunflint and mushroom. With aeration, citrus fruit confit, honey, butter, hazelnut and spices, deliver a warm and rich sensation. The palate is pleased by the wine's fresh and intense balancing act. Half fermented in vintage casks, and half fermented in stainless steel tanks, gives this Chardonnay the ability to maintain its fruity essence while gaining much depth and roundness. Bourgogne Blanc 2014 is the perfect kickstarter for any party and will hold up in the cellar for six to eight years before peaking.

Small Yield, Big Flavors

An almost devastating start to the season. This vintage would prove to be challenge. The earliest days were the most perilous. A Spring frost and a hail storm in June threatened the blossoming of the buds and the safety of the vines. Intense rainfall between April and July, high humidity levels, fungal diseases, rot and, in particular, mildew were some of the other major disruptions the vintage threw Burgundy’s way. Strange and unpredictable weather was the norm: heatwaves, hail, cold springs, thunderstorms, they all made an appearance. The beginning of August, with dry and warm temperatures, saved the vintage for many winemakers and gave the 2012 vintage the softest of soft tannin textures. Despite a low net yield across many vineyards and appellations, the glorious weather that concluded the season ultimately produced a vintage that is both super-concentrated, highly-delectable and highly-collectable.

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011

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Sunshine In A Glass

Flashes of soft green amplify the bright, light golden shine that illuminate the glass when this Bourgogne Blanc 2011 leaves the bottle. Singing in harmony together, aromas of white flowers and fruit trees dominate with nuanced traces of gunflint and mushroom. With aeration, citrus fruit confit, honey, butter, hazelnut and spices, deliver a warm and rich sensation. The palate is pleased by the wine's fresh and intense balancing act. Half fermented in vintage casks, and half fermented in stainless steel tanks, gives this Chardonnay the ability to maintain its fruity essence while gaining much depth and roundness. Bourgogne Blanc 2014 is the perfect kickstarter for any party and will hold up in the cellar for six to eight years before peaking.

Uneven Season, But Great Results

2011 first emerged from a dry and warm Spring, allowing sunny days and high temperatures in April, resulting in a slightly earlier bud break than anticipated. Warm temperatures continued throughout May, fostering an accelerated, but healthy, growth of the vines. Floraison and fruit set came together beautifully on May 20th – one month ahead of schedule – compared to previous years. Harvest was initiated on August 20th, when the grapes had ripened to perfection. Due to uneven and unpredictable weather conditions during the season, the results throughout the region were patchy in parts. But this is an outstanding 2011.

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