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Chardonnay | a complex sniff, a wine with notes of yellow or even exotic fruits

Domaine Carrette Bourgogne France

Vines

White wine Pouilly-Fuisse Bourgogne

Commune: Vergisson
Type of wine: Chardonnay
Parcel area: 0.9ha
Average age of the vines: from 30 to 60 years
Soil: thick clay
Exposure and slope: south, height from 310 to 320 metres, slope from10 to 15%
Cultivation method: shallow plowing, well thought-out protection

Vinification

Vinification French wine Bourgogne

Grape harvesting: manual
Pressing: pneumatic
Racking: 36 hours, static, cold to obtain very clear juices
Alcoholic fermentation: in 228 litres oak casks (10% made with new wood). Local yeast
Malolactic fermentation: full and spontaneous
Aging: in oak casks and tuns, on full lees, stirring the casks when fermentation has ended
Bottling: in August the following year (i.e. 11 months aging)

Tasting

Tasting wine of Bourgogne

A complex, opulent, rich wine
Storage time: may be drunk young (from 2-3 years), but has a storage time of 20 years, often more
Drink with: Foie gras, grilled bread with morel mushroom and cheese, white fish in sauce, Bresse poultry à la crème, blanquette of veal, etc.

Awards and press reports

Awards and press reports french white wine

2015 vintage
– 15.75+/20: Vert de Vin Magazine, June 2017
– Gold medal: World Chardonnay Competition 2017
– Gold medal: Lyon’s Competition 2017
– 86/100 (Bronze medal) Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

2014 vintage
– 16/20: Bourgogne Aujourd’hui Magazine N°133 (January-february 2017)
– 16/20: Bettane & Desseauve 2017 Guide “Coup de Cœur”
– Silver medal: Lyon’s international Competition 2016
– 15.5/20: Vert de Vin Magazine

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