Producer: Domaine Rolet
Grape(s): Chardonnay, Savagnin
An oxidative 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin planted in grey marls, from parcels in Château Gimon and Sous le Viaduc, in Montigny-Les-Arsures. The savagnin is aged sous voile in an oak barrel for four years, while the chardonnay was aged for four years in foudres, topped up (ouillés). The components were blended and rested for three months before bottling.
Pouring a light golden hue, this opens with an evident oxidative note thanks to the savagnin (lightly reminiscent of amontillado) but with a creamy lemon, green apple, and lees woven in, courtesy of the chardy. The two seemingly at ends parts come together in a nutty, lemony, medium-bodied wine, with a fine grip around the sides and a lingering tart salted lemon finish. Try with Gruyere or Caramelized Onion Cheddar.