- Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2014 Product #30572 (In Stock)
Fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in and around the village of Gevrey-Chambertin – sites where the amount of limestone and chalk are a better fit for rich Chardonnay than powerhouse Pinot Noir. The early starting, but cool, 2014 growing season gave Jean-Michel and his son, Alexis, perfectly ripe fruit with loads of flavor complexity and acidity at modest (12.5%) alcohols. A cool fermentation and 10 or so months in (35% new) French oak was just right to extract flavor and texture while rounding off any sharp edges.
This generous Bourgogne Chardonnay delivers luxurious aromas of golden fruit, toasted hazelnut, lemon tart, fresh butter and just a hint of crushed mint. The flavors are just one notch richer than last year, with ripe pear, apple and peach fruit and notes of warm nuts, fresh butter, and salty caramel coating your palate. The fresh, lemony, acidity and chalky/saline minerality are similar to past releases as well. But the texture is just fantastic this year, with a pure intensity and silky richness that’s hard to believe – and almost never found in a “just” Bourgogne. The finishing flavors of wet stones, lemon custard, warm hazelnut, nutmeg and tangy butter sail on and on and on.