David Moret makes top quality white Burgundy from his small cellar in Beaune. David studied winemaking at school, but didn't have a family domaine to work in when he graduated, so he began his career in wine by selling winery equipment to local vignerons. His personable character ensured success in this endeavour, as well as friendships with some of the top growers of the Côte de Beaune. He purchased his first barrels in the late 1990s, and since then, he has continued to buy small parcels of grapes from the top growers to press and ferment in his cellar, always from the same plots of vines, since he knows the ones he wants.
Fruit is sourced exclusively from the Rully appellation, the northern most village in the Côte Chalonnaise. Here, slopes, soils and appellations are quite varied, with those situated on the higher sites producing fruit to rival that of the nearby Côte de Beaune. Grapes for this wine are grown on limestone and clay, producing wines which are round and appealing. The grapes were all handpicked into small boxes, which ensured the berries remained intact and healthy for their arrival at the winery.
2015 experienced a warm summer with little rainfall, which brought the harvest forward. The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at full ripeness and the resulting wines are full of stone fruit characters, with more richness and lower acidity levels than the wines of 2014.
Grapes were brought straight to the winery and were pressed immediately via an air press, to preserve the precious Chardonnay aromas and flavours. The wine went through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, then ageing for a total of 15 months, before being bottled and resting in the cellars for approximately six months.
Pale golden in appearance. The nose is full with a varying bouquet of flavours; elderberry, lemon, white peach and hints of flint. The palate strikes the characteristically Burgundian balance between acidity and richness, with bright fruit, nuts, oatmeal and notes of honey, a rounded palate and a long finish.