With my wife Estelle, we took over the family estate in 2004 in Southern Burgundy. My estate
exists since 3 generations. We are producing exclusively white and organic wines made with
Chardonnay grapes. We started the organic conversion in 2006. Baptiste PHILIPPE
100 year old vines growing on a limestone terroir north of Macon near Vire-Clesse. Bright and floral wine with white fruits notes.
Vineyard area : 5 acres.
Density of plantation : 2800 vines per acre.
Vine Age : 105 years old.
Plot : « Noiret", "Reine", "Chazelle ».
Soil type : Clay and limestone.
Elevation : 200m.
Exposure : East
Farming : Organic farming, plowing the soil, only use
of copper and sulphure in the vines.
Winemaking : Pressed after a few hours maceration - static must settle
for 18 hours – long and slow fermentation at low temperature (16°C)
and then malolactic fermentation in tanks on lees.
Aging : Aged for 9 months in stainless steel vats.
Clarification : Light filtration.
To the glass
Bright yellow robe. The nose is very fresh with some floral and citrus notes and mineral. In the palate, the wine is dense and has a creamy texture with a good acidity and mineral backbone.
Pair with scallops, seafood, fishes, and cheese.