Mix and match with other Direct wines from this producer for minimum purchase of 6 bottles (or equivalent of 4500mL) per producer. Purchases must be in multiples of 6. Ships directly from winery to you in a few weeks - $4/bottle for 12 (+$2 if order less than $400) or more & $6/bottle for 6 (+$2 if order less than $200) per producer.
Our tasting impressions
Wonderfully transparent - you can taste the clay and limestone soil so vividly! Along the way, there are fine, bright autumn fruits. A good Bourgogne is so useful, and this one is that and more.
About this wine
100% Chardonnay from vines averaging 30 years old in the flats of Pommard. The soil is clay and limestone.
The grapes are harvested by hand, sorted and de-stemmed. The fermentation is 25% in used oak barrels and 75% in thermoregulated stainless steel vats, where they stay to age for 10-12 months. 7,000 bottles produced.
About the grape
Chardonnay is the most popular wine variety in the the US. Winemakers love the green-skinned grape as well because it’s so easy to grow and adaptive to many different production techniques. Grown everywhere, Chardonnay’s greatest expressions are widely believed to come from Burgundy. Indeed, this is believed to be where the grape originated. Chablis, in Northern Burgundy and Champagne also offer superlative examples of Chardonnay.
Christine's view of the vintage
The perfect vintage? Perhaps. Good quality and yield from yet another late August harvest. Beautiful grapes free of rot for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They are rich but there is good freshness to balance. I will be happy if I can make a vintage like this every year.
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Christine Dubreuil is a fifth-generation winemaker and owner of this Domaine located in Pernand-Vergelesses. Her wines are elegant, charming, and delicious - each wonderfully depicting its vineyard.
The Domaine makes more than 20 different wines. The 20-hectare estate is sizable, by VDLT standards and generates close to 100,000 bottles per year.
Christine is a leader in supporting women winemakers. Her daughter Clémentine, who is training with mom, appears to be following in her footsteps.
Chief has known Christine and her family for many years. They have spent many wonderful evenings enjoying great food and splendid older vintages from the Dubreuil-Fontaine cellar.