Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2020, 750ml, Burgundy, France

Site: LaForêt Bourgogne Chardonnay is made with the Chardonnay grape coming from the whole of Burgundy. It is often the entry level wine leading to the great white Burgundies: to drink it provides the simple pleasures of a classic Burgundy. Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers. Press: pneumatic press. “Débourbage”: decanting of white wine to reduce sediment. Composed like a perfume. Véronique Drouhin and the blend of LaForêt. “We have a good palette of aromas and flavors. Bourgogne Nord Auxerrois, for the freshness and character, the Côte d’Or for finesse and elegance, the Maconnais to the south for the charm and fruitiness. With this structure, LaForet is a faithful wine, and we rediscover these traits from year to year”. Aged in stainless steel vats 7-8 months. Part of the wine is aged in oak barrels, and that changes a lot. Why? Why? Because the marriage with oxygen happens more gently (as said by Veronique Drouhin!). Result: the wine is not overly woody but is rich in aromas”. Full of life! A bouquet of citrus aromas, and then we find honey and vanilla. In the mouth, it’s funky, spontaneous, striking. Really charming!.