2018 Domaine de la Cadette Vézelay Blanc "Le Chatelaine"
Bargain Burgundy! 100% Chardonnay. 25 year-old vines. Organic. Grapes are harvested by hand and undergo natural fermentation. Aged for 7 to 10 months in stainless steel before bottling.
Beguiling aromatics of pure Chardonnay - green apple, white blossoms, hints of nuts and spice. Medium-bodied, harmonius, lively acidity enhances the flavors and adds to the fine, persistent, mineral-laden finish. Always a bargain!
Jean and Catherine Montanet planted their first vineyards in 1987. Jean quickly found his feet as a capable vigneron, counseled by coworkers such as the brilliant Bernard Raveneau. Though Vézelay is a geographic appendage of Chablis, the soils are not exactly the same and the climate is slightly cooler. The vines enjoy great sun exposure, lending a balance between generous fruit and deep mineral structure.