2019 Grand Pré Beaujolais Villages Blanc
This wine checks a lot of boxes.
It's from a family Run vineyard, which is now run by the grandson, Romain. The winemaking facility is shared with none other than Yaan Bertrand, so there are some serious wine brains at work. Organic fruit, with biodynamic principles. 100% Chardonnay. Unfined, unfiltered with minimal sulphur at bottling. The barrels are not topped up until the last month of elevage. The resulting ullage allows the wine to slightly oxidise in a controlled environment, similar to the wines of the Jura. Therefore, mad aromatics, tastes like toasted oatmeal with a caramel finish. Yes.