Vézelay Galerne - 2022 - Valentin Montanet
La Soeur Cadette
A cuvée crafted for citrus fruit freshness, with notes of white peach, candied lemon, a hint of sesame seeds, and a mineral structure... A pure attack, with a lovely balance between body and acidic tension, and fine bitter notes on the finish. Beautiful expression of this appellation.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2031
100% Chardonnay from 30-year-old vines farmed organically in the communes of Vézelay, Saint Père and Tharoiseau. The cuvée represents a diversity of soils, being a blend of all the estate’s plots of Chardonnay. The grapes are harvested by hand, with careful sorting in the vineyard. Vinification: whole grapes are direct pressed in a pneumatic press, followed by natural settling by gravity, 10 months of maturation on the lees in vats. Lightly filtered with diatomaceous earth, and the wine is bottled without fining, and just a microdose of sulphur.
Valentin Montanet and his parents Jean and Catherine are vignerons without any pretention... but who should be taken very seriously. In an era when Burgundy wines are increasingly becoming luxury commodities, this family has continued to craft wines whose hallmarks are quality, drinkability, organic agriculture and non-interventionist vinification. Characteristics rare enough in this region to...All wines
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