DUBOIS & FILS - Haute Côtes de Beaune, "Les tremblots" - 2017, Bourgogne
The vineyard for this wine is located on a hillside, planted on south- and west-facing slopes which benefit from maximum exposure to the sun’s warmest rays.
Being located in a cooler climate, this type of sun exposure is ideal for maximum fruit ripeness levels.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The grapes harvested with machines are pressed in order to extract the juice, which is placed after in a vat to a static racking of the must. The clear juice is lodged in barrels and in vat where it will be sowed in yeast to start off the alcoholic fermentation. Temperature controlled fermentation occurs between 61 and 66° F in order to obtain a youthful aroma. After 10 days of fermentation, the wines are racked and cellared. Wines stay in the cellar for 6 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, which allows a stabilizing of the structure of the wine.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a firmness, tempered by the softness of Chardonnay. Its structure is both elegant and strong thanks to the time it spends in new oak barrels. Nice gold color. The first nose is citrus fruit and apples to evolve to honey and toasted nuts.