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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY
VIEILLES VIGNES

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ORIGIN

The area which constitutes the Bourgogne appellation spreads across 384 villages of the Yonne, Côte d’Or, Saône et Loire, and Rhône departments. Starting in the North, from the region of Chablis and Auxerre, to the South in the region of Macon, and passing through the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise, the Bourgogne wines stem from very diverse terroirs.

VARIETAL

100% Chardonnay from old vines (Vieilles Vignes).

Average age of the vines: 50 years (the youngest: 45 years old – the oldest: 60 years old).

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

This Bourgogne Blanc is a blend of Chardonnay grapes from various origins; this allows it to benefit from the northern wines’ freshness, minerality, and vigor; the Macon and Côte Chalonnaise wines’ fullness and roundness, and the Côte d’Or wines’ power and complexity.

Most of the plots are located in south Côte Chalonnaise and North Maconnais (clessé).

VINIFICATION AND MATURING

The grapes are harvested by hand. After pressing the grapes, a fining and cold settling of 48 hours at 8°-10°C is applied.

A racking is then occurred to separate the clear juice from the bad lies. The wine is then placed into thermo-regular stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation at low temperature (16° to 18°C. / 60-64°F.).

Maturing process takes place on barrels (20% of the total blend on oak: 50% new barrels) and on stainless steel tank (80% on goods finest lies).

TASTING NOTES

- Golden white colour with emerald highlights, limpid, and bright.
- The nose is honest and frank, discreet, elegant, with citrus aromas, mineral and woody touch.
- Fresh and delicately wooded palate. The structure is elegant. A well-balanced acidity brings the wine of tonicity, the flavours are fruity, with a discreet touch of vanilla.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Will be perfect with a warm cheese tart, a poultry salad, fresh pasta, pig’s feet, pâté in pastry crust, or fish and chips.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of around 14° C. (57°F.)

AGEING POTENTIAL

Enjoy now or in the next 3 years.