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Towns: Berzé La Ville and Milly-Lamartine
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface area of the plots: 1.5 hectares in Berzé and 1 hectare in Milly
Average vine age: 15 years in Berzé and 20 to 30 years in Milly
Exposure and gradient: south-west facing in Berzé, 375 to 415m above sea-level with a 25 to 30% gradient. Late section. Milly has an average altitude of 300m with a 15 to 20% gradient. Early section.
Harvest: by machine, the grapes ripen differently in the two sectors (Berzé and Milly) so are harvested and vinified separately
Settling: cold static for 24 to 36 hours
Alcoholic Fermentation: in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks around 18°C. Wild yeasts
Malo-lactic Fermentation: spontaneous and complete
Aging: 6 months in the vat on the lees without racking or batonnage
Blending and Bottling: in the following spring after the harvest
The colour is pale yellow, clear and bright with vivacious aromas, dominated by hints of lemon, grapefruit, Granny smith and a touch of white flowers. It is light and dynamic, with a surprising taught finish.
Aging Potential: drink within the first 3 years after bottling
Dish Pairings: aperitif (gougères and cheese puffs, “boutons de culotte ”), seafood, shellfish, sushi, etc.
Awards and press review
– 15/20 Magazine « Bourgogne Aujourd’hui » N°143 (November 2018)