Chardonnay Montrachet France
From vines almost sixty years of age, Champ Canet is one of seventeen climats at Puligny Montrachet with the exceptional classification of Premier Cru.
Champ Canet is one of the most distinguished blocks of Chardonnay in the world. The precious grapes are picked with a view to retaining ripe acidity before being hand sorted to remove grey rot but and cull any under ripe berries. Fruit is treated to a pneumatic press and cold settled at 10C to 12C for up to twenty four hours. The musts are vinified at 18C to 22C for three to six weeks in a selection of new and seasoned Troncais and Allier French oak barriques. The wines complete their malolactic and remain in barrel for eleven months through a course of battonage on gross lees before assemblage and transfer to tank for a further term of six months on fine lees. The finished wine is bottled after a light fining and filtration.
Light straw yellow. Flowers and mineral nose, toffee and white peach. Velvety textured palate showing flavours of preserved lemons and brioche, toastyness, butter and meal.