2009 Catherine & Gilles Vergé L'ecart
Chardonnay from one of it's spiritual birthplaces - the Mâcon in France.
This is an extremely beautiful wine. The Verge's scale really quite amazing heights in ripe vintages. The wines retain freshness but have extra layers of complexity and the '09 L'ecart is just such a stunning example of this. This cuvée had the bung removed for a brief period like the '13 Balaise and is more oxidative in style as a result.