'Autour de la Roche', formerly known as 'Sous Vergisson' is a blend of grapes grown in the best terroirs located around the Vergisson outcrop.

Harvest Note
The 2020 vintage was quite early, as the growth cycle commenced with a warm period in late winter which was followed by a hot and dry summer. There were a few well-timed rains which moderated the drought conditions and relieved the vines. There were no diseases to contend with and the fruit arrived in a perfectly healthy state. Despite the heat alcohol levels are quite moderate, while acidity was retained. These are wines with lovely balance, a hint of tension, and which are capable of aging.
Tasting Note
With a delicate nose of white fruits and a tender but lively mouth, it is the right reflection of of Vergisson terroir
Food Pairing
Scallop carpaccio, veal tartare, roast chicken, semi-mature goat's cheeses and creamy cow's cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.31
ACIDITY: 3.76 g/l
ABV: 13.07%
AGING: This vintage was entirely vinified in stained steel. Bottled middle of January 2022.
Unique Selling Points
  • Moderate aging potential
  • Provides an expressive contrast to the more opulent Tête de Cru and Cuvee Hors-Classe wines
  • The cuvee Autour de la Roche celebrates the two geologic landmarks of the appellation, Vergisson and Solutre.

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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