Lumpp is a specialist in the terroirs of Givry, located in the southern end of the Châlonnaise, and takes immense pride in proving to his neighbors farther north that Givry is capable of producing great white wine. From his highest-altitude white vineyard, this Chardonnay shows its origins faithfully with a bright, chalky personality full of energy and thirst-quenching savor.
Kermit has long known the charms of Montagny, an appellation along Burgundy’s less-traveled road. The terroir is unique in that it is like a southern version of Chablis, a mound of fossil-encrusted limestone (former seabed) jutting out of the earth. He used to work with a grower in Montagny that many of you may recall, Jean Vachet. We have been looking for an adequate replacement to Vachet for quite a while and were thrilled when our very own Jean-Marc Vincent of Santenay struck a deal with a local grower to secure grapes for this cuvée. It showcases the terroir with a flair and style that reminds us what we’ve been missing all these years.
Jean-Jacques Robert—now joined by his enthusiastic and talented sons, Nicolas and Antoine—has been toiling away in his hometown of Fuissé for decades, often with little notice beyond our faithful clientele, crafting monumental cuvées from many of the Mâconnais’s greatest sites. This Pouilly-Fuissé from the town of Chaintré (located between the town of Mâcon and the Beaujolais region) is their newest creation. It combines rich, golden, decadent Chardonnay fruit with the type of structure and finesse that only the limestone soils of Burgundy can provide.