Cellier des Dames - Bourgogne Chardonnay ''Jeanne la Folle'' - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
A food friendly Chardonnay, balanced between richness and refreshing acidity. The nose expresses both floral and toasty notes. The oaky touch is slightly present and balances a rich mouth. It is a food friendly wine, 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.
Jeanne la Folle, Joanna the Mad, Juana la Loca, Johanna die Wahnsinnige: everyone can give the name they want to Joan I of Castile, Duchess of Burgundy. And to appropriate the mad fate of this romantic character whose infinite love leads to madness. But was Jeanne really mad; is it not rather the embodiment of the madness of men?
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: A blend of Pinot Noir from the Côte Chalonnaise, around the villages of Moroges and Mercurey
Terroir: Clay Limestone soils
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.
Bottled October 2020.