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Wine Details
Frédéric Maignet, Consultant Oenologist talking with Grégory Barbet, President, in the cellars while sampling red wines

Chardonnay Clos de la Chapelle Bourgogne Blanc 2018

Bourgogne
  • 75cl bottle

An aromatic and fruity Chardonnay - fleshy and refreshing with an excellent finish. Beautiful with shellfish dishes.

Vineyards

The Domaine Romy is a property of 30 hectares in the area of the Pierres Dorées in the south of Beaujolais. This Chardonnay is made from vines located on Morancé hill.

Vintage

2018 was the rainiest winter for 60 years. Though average temperatures were normal, this does not reflect how variable the conditions of 2018 were: a harsh December, mild January and a cold February. As a result, budburst happened late in mid-April. Spring was a turning point: sunny, dry and warm, which allowed the vines to catch up and indeed continue ahead of the curve. Mid June then marked the beginning of a drought that continued until the first day of harvest. Harvest began right at the end of August and had to be done vigilantly to avoid over-concentration in the grapes picked later - the heatwave continued. 2018 could well be compared to 2009 with deep colour, complex aromas and remarkable fruit intensity.

Winemaking

The grapes are pressed and a controlled, cool fermentation takes place immediately in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is only partial to retain some of the crispness. Bottling happens after 8 months.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Try it as an aperitif or on fish and shellfish dishes.