Vallet Frères Marsannay Blanc

£29.00

Marsannay is described as ‘the Golden Gate’ to the Côte de Nuits and this is a classic example from Vallet Frères

Founded in 1864 by Pierre Bourée, Vallet Frères is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the family, Jean-Christophe Vallet. The family owns vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin including the entire monopole of Clos de la Justice and in the Grand Cru of Charmes-Chambertin. The wines it produces are complex, fine and authentic examples of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Traditional practices have remained relatively unchanged both in the vineyard and cellar since Vallet-Frères formation. Very low yields are controlled by strict pruning practices. Limestone/clay soils are ploughed, and the grapes are hand harvested. Rigorous grape selection and no destemming (Vallet, like Domaine de la Romanee-Conti are just one of a number of producers who still favour this technique). Grapes undergo immediate pneumatic pressing (to avoid oxidization) and fermentation in oak barrels with “batonnage” every day. Barrels are rolled to gently combine the lees and wine. After 14-16 months in cask the wine is bottled following a light filtration.

This result is a white Burgundy which has soft creamy oak notes, along with lemon and a hint of cloves and vanilla. The lemon zings through and the acidity is well judged.

Colour – White
Producer – Vallet-Frères
Country – France
Region – Burgundy
Vegan – Yes
ABV – 13%
Grapes – Chardonnay
Vintage – 2011
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – No
Food Pairings – Mustard-based sauces, Chicken

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