This plot was acquired by Andre Gagey in 1985 and planted to Chardonnay, unusual for the Beaune appellation. Lying at the foot of the Grèves premier cru this site features deeper clay and alluvial silt which contribute to the overall full body and rich texture of this white wine. Manual harvesting and rigorous sorting are followed by fermentation with natural yeasts and aging in cask for 14 months.

95 Points
2020 vintage
95 Points
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
This was a very warm and early vintage with a slight lack of moisture which reduced the harvest volumes while ensuring complexity and phenolic ripeness
Tasting Note
Opulent and generous with aromas of earth, lemon curd, white flowers, and damp earth. This white is broadly textured and expansive with a long candied citrus finish.
Food Pairing
Ideal with all seafood as well as grilled chicken
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Beaune Premier Cru AOC
PH: 3.17
ACIDITY: 4.52 g/l
ABV: 13.23%
AGING: In oak casks, 30% new, for 14 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Organically farmed plot planted in 1985
  • Rare example of white Beaune Premier Cru
  • Classic white Burgundy from a lesser known site

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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