From an old-vine parcel of Chardonnay in the lieu-dit of “Les Toisières” on the border with Meursault, with just a road between them! While Monthelie is known primarily for its reds, which make up 95% of the vineyard plantings, the vineyards on the Meursault border are terre blanche, where Chardonnay thrives and shows its greatest expression.
The grapes were hand-picked, then chilled overnight before being foot-crushed the next morning and slowly pressed over six hours. The juice was oxidised and racked into two 300L barrels along with all its bourbe (grape-solids from the press, full of nutrients and flavour/ texture pre-cursors) for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. Aged on full lies, without stirring or Spring racking, for fourteen months before another three months in tank. Unfined, lightly filtered and bottled under DIAM 10.