If the usual suspects White Burgundy such as Meursault, Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet are getting to expensive for your liking, do check out 'lesser' appellations like Auxey Duresses and this Monthelie. Being higher up on slopes and hills, the vineyards from these villages are certainly benefitting from climate change (getting warmer for sure!).
Old vines. Les Duresses vineyard is located higher up on steep hillsides. This means poor soil which is good for vines and a cooler site (good acidity). East and south east facing ensures good ripeness. Only 600 litres made of this wine.
Medium bodied. Moderate oak usage. Lovely flint minerality, on-point ripeness and great acidity which gives this wine vibrancy and freshness. Acidity balances the buttery-popcorn like aromas and flavours. Will make a good discovery for many...if you love minerality in your Chardonnay you MUST try this! We are confident that you will enjoy this very much.
Region: Monthelie (Burgundy), France
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13% abv