Region: Burgundy, France
Producer: Domaine Bruno Clair
Type: White Wine
The Chardonnay for this wine is selected from vines on clay-limestone soils at an average altitude of 280m. Fermentation in stainless steel is followed by 18 months in oak barrels and foudres. It's a wine of cool restraint, plenty of flinty character over citrus and ripe apple, smoke wreathing around the aromas. The palate has volume and texture, but that super cool and lean fruit and decisive acidity keeps this pin-sharp, some grippy phenolic and a little creamy barrel component adding tension and savoury detail.
Best to pair with grilled fish, crustaceans and poultry. Perfect with a French cheese board.