This is 100% Chardonnay du Bugey, from Caroline’s first parcel in the commune of Gevrin, La Cote. The vines were planted in 1985, facing north at a 450m altitude. The parcel is very remote and as Caroline says ‘the animals they love to pick the grapes before me. All on clay and limestone.
The wine is very mineral and fresh but has that richness and intensity of fruit you might expect from a mountain wine produced near the Jura. Delicious!