Aged for around 16 months in oak, the wine is then transferred back into the steel tanks before being bottled. This is a dry red wine, with silky tannins, flavours of red fruits are dominant on the palate. Ideal to serve alongside food, try this with a beef dish.
The wine is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 8 months before being returned to the steel tanks, and then bottled. This is a fresh and dry white wine, with citrus flavours of lemon and a definite floral note. This will be delicious served with a simple fish dish.
All the wines in the Charles Audoin range are individual and reflect primarily the terroir on which the grapes are grown. The Cuvee Marie Ragonneau is named after Charless grandmother. The soft and silky palate, offers warm raspberry and black fruits, good minerality finishing calm and long.
Fixin is traditionally quite stern and austere with elevated minerality. With bottle age the softness of the charming Pinot fruit calms and mellows the palate, The result is a seriously contemplative wine. Audoins Le Rozier certainly follows this ethos, the ripe 2012 vintage adding a welcome extra layer of richness.
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes on clay & limestone vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested. The wine spends 10 months in French oak barriques (max 20% new oak)
We were surprised at our preference for the non Premier Cru cuvee Les Guignottes in 2011, the balance and poise were noticeable, of course as Arlette pointed out the 1er cru was probably just in its shell, either way this is a fine Chardonnay, steely and pure.
Domaine Bourdons Macon Vergisson is a brilliant value Chardonnay, with more generosity and concentration than the straight Macon. Demonstrating a lovely tension, with grapefruit and Mango hints, its just easy drinking and very moreish, with minerality, and freshness fruit on the finish. there is always plenty of rich Chardonnay character to this Cuvee.
Situated in Pouilly, between the villages of Fuisse and Vergisson, Domaine Bourdon uses the Chardonnay grape to produce all of their wines. Using the latest technology, they harvest their vines located across 8 villages within the region. The variety of terriors that they cover allows them to produce different wines all with their own unique characteristics.The Pouilly Fuisse has intense flavours which definitely spark interest, floral notes with hints of citrus dominate with an elegant note of honey in the background. Dried fruits come through on the delicious finish.
Situated in Pouilly, between the villages of Fuisse and Vergisson, Domaine Bourdon uses the Chardonnay grape to produce all of their wines. Using the latest technology, they harvest their vines located across 8 villages within the region. The variety of terriors that they cover allows them to produce different wines all with their own unique characteristics.
The Pouilly Fuisse Cuvee is aged for at least 10 months in oak, the nose offers candied lemon and roasted nuts. The palate is elegant and silky with citrus and a hint of vanilla on the finish.
The Gravières wines are produced in one of the most famous Santenay "climat". This particularly well exposed "terroir" produces rich wines, that benefit from very good ageing potential. 35 year old Pinot Noir vines on a stony clay-limestone soil rich in iron. the results are more complex than the other vineyards in the village. Powerful too with good aging potential.
Spanning approximately 60 hectares, the vines at Rovereto are an average of 25 years old. The harvest is done by hand and the wine is aged for around 5 months in steel tanks, and further refined once it hits the bottle. This is an intense yet delicate wine with fresh fruit flavours such as green apple on the palate, the finish is long with a definite elegance.