A fine white Burgundy with aromas of fresh almonds and white blossom, very supple and nicely balanced with good length. Complex and fine, this is great value and has a loyal following amongst Burgundy fans.
The Vallets source only the best quality Chardonnay grapes from Auxey-Duresses in the Côte de Beaune. Traditional practices have remained relatively unchanged, both in the vineyard and cellar, since the company was founded in 1864. One of a handful of producers in the Cote d'Or who continues to use ultra-traditional winemaking techniques, the family took a decision, from the 2000 vintage, to completely control the vinification of their white wines and with marvellous results. No artificial yeasts are used, and regular batonnage to stir up fine lees followed by a minimum barrel-ageing period of 18 months ensures the production of fine, rich and elegant whites.
Tasting notes With aromas of fresh almonds and earthy blossom, this wine is very supple and nicely balanced with good length. Complex and fine, this wine has a great following and will benefit from decanting before serving.
Auxey-Duresses goes extremely well with baked fish, charcuterie and poultry in creamy sauces.