Monthélie - 2021 - Pierre Fenals
Maison en Belles Lies
Complex and elegant nose with notes of candied pear, citron, and white flowers. The palate is pure, mineral, very refreshing, beautiful tension on the finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2030
100% Chardonnay, from vines planted in the 1960s by clonal selection, on a parcel of 25 ares located in the Danay valley, at 320 metres altitude, with stony white soils of clay and limestone. Cultivated biodynamically, with ploughing of the soil, no chemicals, and harvesting by hand in small crates. Vinification: direct pressing, cold settling, vinified in 350-litre barrels, matured 14 months on the lees. Neither filtered, nor fined, and just a micro dose of sulphur at bottling.
Pierre Fenals, child of the ‘48 vintage, went into viticulture at the young age of 52, after having discovered the writings of Rudolf Steiner in the 1990s. Having hitherto worked in developing franchises for global brands, this shift back to the earth represented something of a U-turn in his life. Indeed, it was back to school for Fenals, first for viticultural studies in Burgundy, then as a...All wines
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