This is from a vineyard planted in the late 60’s, and subsequently planted again in between the old vines to double the density. The other Chasselas (Viviser and Heugumber) are more “Chablis” this is a full-on “Meursault” with richness, density and a reductive charcuterie-like savoury undertone. It’s a very complex and full bodied expression.
94 points! From a vineyard that was planted 1958 and 1962. Matured in barrel for an extended time. There’s a percentage of amphora matured wine in this too (amphorae are buried in the vineyard). Chasselas grape variety treated with some serious thought. Fascinating. World’s finest chasselas? Certainly the price is aspirational to that idea. Whiffs of struck match, flint, smoke, it starts with that sniff of complexity that screams ‘mineral’, then segues to green apple, white flesh stone fruit, sniff of honeycomb. Palate is concentrated, powerful, rich yet flighty on sheets of crisp acidity and nougat-and-spice oak character. A significant wine, incredible from the variety. Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 23rd Dec 2016.
Offer ID: JHLOVEGP