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 are the most rare, 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 an easterly exposure.
The fruit is pressed instantly upon arrival with 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. ronounced fresh and crisp notes of white fruits and flowers. The mouth is refreshing with a nice mineral backbone. This wine has a crispy clean finish.
An ideal companion for oysters, seafood and light cheeses such as goat cheese.