Dubreuil-Fontaine Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Crenilles 2018

2018
Chardonnay
Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine
$28.00

Minimum purchase 6 bottles (or equivalent of 4500mL) mix and match with other Direct wines from this producer. Purchases must be in multiples of 6. Ships directly from winery to you in a few weeks - $4/bottle for 12 or more & $6/bottle for 6.

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.

 

About the Vintage (Domaine perspective)

Christine called the 2018 vintage "Perfect!", as it offered fine quantity and quality. The grapes were lovely with no rot. The harvest was near the end of August, so quite early. She says the wines are rich but also fresh tasting. She wishes every year could be like this.


Glassware Suggestion: Grassl Liberté

Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine

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.