Emmanuel Fellot took over his family estate after several generations of winemakers before him. His land is located between the hills of Brouilly and the Nizerand valley, with a cellar composed of old stones. The Beaujolais from this area is the rarest, composing only 5% of the appellation’s total production.
This vineyard is situated in Southern Beaujolais, with vines planted on limestone composed of 45% active chalk. The Chardonnay is sourced from La Croix du Bois, a 3.5-acre plot sitting at 250m in elevation with easterly exposure.
The fruit is pressed instantly upon arrival with a settling period of 18 hours. From there, the clear juice is racked and fermented at a slow pace. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation as long as the vintage sees fit. The wine is aged for 6 months on fine lees in stainless steel vats and is lightly filtered before bottling.
The wine sits in the glass with a yellow robe and gold tints. Pronounced, fresh and crisp notes of white fruits and flowers. The mouth is refreshing with a nice mineral backbone. This wine has a crisp clean finish.
An ideal companion for oysters, seafood and light cheeses such as goat cheese.