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Jean Marie Chaland, Vire-Clesse, L'Epinet, 2019

Jean Marie Chaland, Vire-Clesse, L'Epinet, 2019

From a very small plot planted in the 1940s on gravel and red clay soils. A third of the wine goes into oldish oak barrels for a year on the lees. Plenty of oak apparent currently, over juicy fruit, with exotic touches. Fine seam of acidity. Very... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

Sub RegionIGP

GrowerJean Marie Chaland

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2019

ABV14.4%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAB319

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Jean Marie Chaland, Vire-Clesse, L'Epinet, 2019

From a very small plot planted in the 1940s on gravel and red clay soils. A third of the wine goes into oldish oak barrels for a year on the lees. Plenty of oak apparent currently, over juicy fruit, with exotic touches. Fine seam of acidity. Very long. Best 2022-2025

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