Cellier des Dames - Bourgogne Chardonnay ''Bloody Mary'' - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
The nose expresses both floral and toasted notes. The oak is slightly present and balances a fairly rich mouthfeel. This is a mealtime Chardonnay, balanced between richness and refreshing acidity.
The Cellier des Dames wines narrate the story of many of the “Dames de Bourgogne“, who, in their way, shaped what Burgundy became. At the forefront of the historical scene, these ladies associated with (and sometimes, but not always, married) the famous Dukes of Burgundy. These handcrafted wines have been created in their honour and in recognition of the impacts they had on the region, its vineyards, and its famous appellations. You’ll find the story of each Dame on the back label of their cuvée.
Mary Tudor owes her sad nickname of Bloody Mary to the repression of Protestants after her accession to the Throne of England in 1553. Her late marriage to Philip II of Spain gave her the title of Duchess of Burgundy. As the first woman to sit on the throne of England, her entire life has been a struggle to impose herself her power on the court.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: A blend of grapes from two plots, one located in Côte Chalonnaise, north of Montagny, the other in south Côte de Beaune
Terroir: Clay Limestone
Vines: 25 to 40 years old vines of Chardonnay
Vinification: Grapes are chilled down to 12°c, direct crushing, no destemming to facilitate flow. 30% vinified in barrel, the rest in vats for 12 days of fermentation
Ageing: Systematic malolactic fermentation, in barrels or in vats. Barrel ageing of several wines for 10 months.