Colour: Luminous pretty clear yellow
Nose: Fresh and fruity nose on notes of minerals, citrus fruits, dried fruits raised by pleasant vanilla notes
Palate: Tender and very fruity attack with a fine texture, bold with a finish still on freshness
Ageing: 1 to 2 years
Drinking temperature: 10°C
About the Wine
The wine is vinified with the traditional Burgundian process. 80 % of the Cuvée is aged in vats and 20 % in oak barrels (1/3 new barrels, 1/3 one-year-old barrels, 1/3 two-year-old barrels) during 9 to 15 months.
About the Winery
The Chardonnay prefers marly-limestone soils that are quite clayey, where it develops all its elegance and smooth flavours. It is the proportion of clay in the soil which determines the more or less aromatic, full style of the great dry white wines of Burgundy.
The Patriarche Bourgogne Chardonnay comes from a balanced blend of 60% grapes from Yonne giving mineral wines, Côte de Beaune giving elegant and fine wines and Côte Chalonnaise (Montagny) giving rich and complex wines; 40 % grapes from Maconnais giving fresh wines. The grapes are bought from wine growers with whom we maintain a long date partnership.