Red Wine /// Chardonnay // Coteaux de Champlitte / France
Holy F*&k we are delighted to have gotten our hands on these wines. Pascal Henriot is the only independent producer left in Champlitte. The wines are super clean and pure and Pascal does everything, including (wonkily) hand labelling each bottle.
Chardonnay historically was big and buttery, loads of oak and weight, an old fashioned kind of style. As a reaction to the, led by Australia in particular, Chardonnay became so lean and austere it was barely recognisable before coming back into balance. This wine is closer to that leaner style but is perfectly judged to show off the chalkier soils of which the wine comes. STSWine