An extraordinary environment that exalts the Chardonnay
The Chenôvre vineyard overlooks Savigny-Lès-Beaune from a height of 410 metres, facing Mont-Blanc. This secret enclave, surrounded by woods and bordered by a field, acts as a nature reserve, providing a haven of peace rich in flora and fauna, including birds, wild boar, deer, and hare. Management by an ESAT (an organization that helps people with disabilities to find employment) brings a social dimension, promoting the goal of harmony between living beings.
The 16-hectare vineyard, planted mainly with Chardonnay, flourishes on rich, predominantly clay soil with grassing to maintain vital balance and reduce soil compaction.
The selection is made here from rows of vines above the plateau on predominantly lacustrine limestone with good water retention.
Floral and powerful!
The vineyard is planted with high vines with very wide rows that give a moderate yield, ensuring concentration. The vines are in their prime, producing powerful, full-bodied, floral Chardonnays every year, with superb balance on the palate. This Crrémant de Bourgogne, made with grapes from the heart of the plot, has a lively structure, with good concentration, offering aromas of wildflowers in a free expression of the terroir!
Like an ancient memory of the marine fossils that form the foundation of the Côte, we find that this ethereal wine goes particularly well with seafood: shellfish and crustaceans such as scallops, lobster and oysters, depending on the season.
The wine’s finesse is like a resilient revenge of nature on the weather that tortured the vines that year!
2017 was an early vintage with capricious weather bringing spring frosts followed by hail and a very dry summer, but nature is full of surprises, and the sunny weather enabled the vineyard to produce beautiful, very healthy grapes that were a joy to vinify. This vintage offers extremely high-quality Crémants de Bourgogne.
*Production limited to 4,044 bottles