Bourgogne Chardonnay, Antoine Chevalier Moreau, Santenay, France 2016

Full and rich, yet refreshing and elegant, this wine shows flavours of citrus, blossom, ripe peach and hints of vanilla spice. The finish has hints of smoke and minerals, enlivened by juicy acidity.

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

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Bourgogne Chardonnay, Antoine Chevalier Moreau, 2016

Tasting Note

Full and rich, yet refreshing and elegant, this wine shows flavours of citrus, blossom, ripe peach and hints of vanilla spice. The finish has hints of smoke and minerals, enlivened by juicy acidity.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Producer Info

Founded at the end of the 60’s, Domaine Olivier originates in the few vineyards left by Antoine Moreau-Chevalier to his grandson Hervé, Antoine’s father. By purchasing vineyards and new plantations, the estate first stretched out on Santenay then on Savigny-les-Beaune, Pommard and more recently, Rully.

During the development of the winery, the Oliviers strived to revive and cultivate old terroirs, historically renowned for producing white Santenay wines. These plots, abandoned for almost a century for some, have allowed the production of white wines which are now renowned among Burgundy wines. Thanks to this specificity, Antoine Olivier is now the main Santenay white wine producer.

Since 2003, Antoine took over from his father, and has been managing the state. Antoine applies every day his work and passion with respect to his convictions and motto: “work hard, produce great wines, and enjoy doing it!”

Regional Info

Wines are the still whites produced under the generic Bourgogne appellation. Created in 1937, the Bourgogne title covers those Burgundy wines produced in areas not covered by more location-specific appellations. Bourgogne Blanc wine can be made from grapes grown in any one (or more) of 300 communes.

The grapes permitted for use in the appellation are Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The widespread use of Chardonnay reflects its international popularity, and plantings of this variety are rapidly replacing those of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.

There are currently around 2410 acres (1000ha) of land producing Bourgogne Blanc wines, spread right across Burgundy. In the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits sub-regions, the sites are concentrated on the lower slopes of the Cote d’Or escarpment; the land on the middle slopes is generally occupied by more-prestigious Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards. Although covered by the title, the highest land in the Cote d’Or produces very little Bourgogne Blanc, as it is also included in the more-respected Hautes Cotes de Beaune and Hautes Cotes de Nuits appellations.

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