Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wine of the Week - Domaine la Croix Montjoie Bourgogne Vézelay "l'Impatiente"

Our featured wine of the week is the Domaine la Croix Montjoie Bourgogne Vézelay "l'Impatiente" Chardonnay. Vézelay is a perfect part of Burgundy where you can still find good value for money. The "l'Impatiente" is aged in tank on the fine lees, giving it lightness and texture. Anthony Dias Blue recently reviewed the 2014 vintage, awarding it 91 points, saying: "Silky with tangy citrus, crisp, bright minerality, and elegant structure; 100% Chardonnay hand-harvested from clay and limestone-based soil."

Domaine la Croix Montjoie was created in 2009 and is named after the crossroads between Vézelay and Tharoiseau. The ten-hectare vineyard is located in Tharoiseau and is planted to Chardonnay. The south-southeast facing slopes and stony clay and limestone soil provides the ideal conditions for grapes to reach their full potential. Cultivation and vinification are managed with great respect for Burgundian traditions. The approach is to strive to respect the environment in order to produce wines of quality and typicity. The domaine is committed to wine growing practices that minimize intervention to allow the terroir to express itself. In the same vein, winemaking is done with the goal of allowing the fruit to assert its natural characteristics and to reflect the soils and climate of Vézelay.

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