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2015 Bourgogne Vézelay Blanc “La Châtelaine”

Domaine de la Cadette

2015 Bourgogne Vézelay <em>Blanc</em> “La Châtelaine” Domaine de la Cadette - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
La Châtelaine is a single-vineyard bottling, and if I’m remembering the story correctly, the image on the label is a woodcut that a family member once found when cleaning out their house—it was simply too beautiful to throw away.

If the Galerne is typique, then La Châtelaine highlights what may be the best terroir of Vézelay and why this little appellation is on the map in the first place. With a style that hews more closely to Chablis than to Côte d’Or, La Châtelaine shows off a mouth-coating, deep, earthy, mineral side. The 2015 vintage adds a bit of roundness and fruit, which gives a wine of great quality that far exceeds its price. –Clark Z. Terry
$28.00
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Appellation: Bourgogne
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine de la Cadette
Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Guillemot
Vineyard: 25 years, 13.5 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged for 7 to 10 months in stainless steel before bottling
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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