Winemaker notes on Bourgogne Blanc Du Grappin
“Bourgogne Blanc Du Grappin is a “Tête de Cuvée”, five of our favourite barrels from our parcel of Chardonnay near the town of Péronne. These were large format barrels, three years-old on average, that had an extra layer of complexity that demanded bottling separately. Fermentation was done by native yeasts, as was malolactic conversion by naturally occurring lactic bacteria. We are lucky to have a great microbial ecosystem in our ancient winery in the walls of Beaune, continually used for winemaking for over 100 years!
“This cuvée is richer than our Le Grappin wines, but also more joyous, with enough freshness to bring the rambunctious flavours to heel. For drinking now or over the next few years.” – Andrew Nielsen, Le Grappin