This is a unique white wine from Beaujolais, grown in a historic ancient vineyard known as Clos de Loyse. Clos de Loyse is a 22.3 acre walled vineyard attached to a castle of medieval origin.It was the land of the Lords of Loyse until 1643, when Carthusian monks took over and cultivated chardonnay there until the French revolution. Chardonnay vines are grown a few kilometers away from Fuissé yet on a very different terroir from the rest of Southern Burgundy, with alluvial soil lying on a granite bedrock, giving its wines a fruiter character.

Harvest Note
2023 was a largely trouble-free growing season although marked by hot and dry conditions in mid-summer. Harvest was relatively early and produced a normal volume of exceptionally healthy grapes.
Tasting Note
This white offers a bright and energetic initial impression, with lively acidity and sleek texture. Citrus flavors are enhanced by subtle earth and saline notes, as the flavor profile expands over the elegant finish.
Food Pairing
This is an ideal white wine for casual consumption with a range of cuisines including salads, seafood, sushi and other simple dishes.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.52
ACIDITY: 3.50 g/l
ABV: 12.97%
AGING: In stainless steel tank for 10 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Chardonnay with an individualistic Burgundian character of direct fresh flavors
  • A link to centuries of tradition and culture at this historic site
  • Unique for the region, where chardonnay represents less than 5% of total production
  • Sustainably farmed and moving steadily toward organic certification

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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