★★ Great Wine “Aromatic for Chardonnay with precise cured apple aromas, butter curd, lemon and vanilla. Bright acidity and viscous in texture, the wine’s full body carries a mix of grapefruit, apple, clove, and tangy lemon. There is a natural mouth-watering acidity. The oak is well integrated, softly adding spice and wood notes. This is good value Burgundy to drink now.“
Varietal Chardonnay with 13.0% abv. The grapes are harvested from east-facing slopes opposite Corton-Charlemagne in the Pernand-Vergelesses. Matured for 10 months in French oak.
Grown in: Cote d’Or, Burgundy, FRANCE.
Light oak integration along with plenty of fruit makes for a great seafood wine – especially with crab and some garlic aioli.
Disclosure & Price
Tasted blind in an MW study group. Find in the UK for circa £24.99 at Waitrose.
Reviewed and tasted: 08/01/2024
About the Producer
Jean-Jacques Girard is a well-reputed winery with over 18 hectares of Burgundy. The vineyards are in the Cote d’Or across the communes of Pernand-Vergelesses, Volnay, Nuit St George, Chorey-Les-Beaune, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, and Savigny-les-Beaune. Jean-Jacques uses cool fermentation for his wines and grows Aligote, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The estate is HVE certified.