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 2013 : After a long winter and a gloomy spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Notes of lime blossom mixed with very fresh aromas of citrus fruit. Well-balanced with a lot of finesse. Well-structured. Long and refreshing aftertaste with citrus fruit notes.
Food pairing : Poultry, grilled fish and goat cheese.