Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : Roche Vineuse is a small terroir located in the Saône et Loire Department, in the villages of la Roche Vineuse, Hurigny and Chevagny-les-Chevrieres, in the vicinity of the famous cliffs of Solutré and Vergisson.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with very fresh aromas of citrus fruit mixed with white peach on a hint of mint. Well-balanced and crisp. Linear, precise and taut. Long and refreshing aftertaste with citrus fruit notes.
Food pairing : Poultry, grilled fish and goat cheese.