Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Riesling Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Jean-Claude Boisset
"Jean-Claude Boisset is a private family-owned wine company that was founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin. The Boisset Family makes wines from vineyards all over France and in America. But their home is in Burgundy and their offices and winery are located in an old Ursuline convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In 2002, Jean-Charles recruited Grégory Patriat to revitalise and reinvent the Jean-Claude Boisset name, something which he has done brilliantly. Gregory had previously worked at top Vosne-Romanée producer Domaine Leroy, where he had been more involved with the vineyards than the winery. He adopted the same approach at JCB, where he set about transforming it from a négociant, a producer who buys wine from growers, to a viniculteur, a producer who buys grapes from producers with whom he has worked closely to achieve the quality he wants. “The quality of the wine comes from the grapes,” he asserts. Because of this approach, he often makes wines from tiny parcels, some of which we will only have for one vintage.
Grégory’s skill is reflected in his stunning St Aubin Premier Cru ‘En Remilly’ 2013, which was awarded the St Aubin Premier Cru Trophy at the 2015 International Wine Challenge (IWC). Grégory makes Pinot Noir that is clean and bright. His consistency is a testament of his talent with his 2013 Clos de la Roche also taking home the IWC Clos de la Roche Trophy in 2015."
Winemaker: Grégory Patriat
This wine is from Igé, one of the Mâconnais' top villages. Château London is the specific vineyard or 'lieu-dit' of the grapes. Vine age is approximately 20 years and the yield is 45 to 50 hectolitres per hectare. The vines are guyot-trained to a height of 1.3m, to ensure enough light for photosynthesis. Density is 7,000 vines per hectare. Soils are stony and clay, with a high proportion of chalk. The grape is a clone of Chardonnay, Chardonnay-Muscaté, which transfers the typical structure, poise and freshness of Chardonnay with the aromatic expression of Muscat.
The grapes were harvested manually into 20kg crates. The grapes were whole bunch pressed for 2.5 hours, before the juice was transferred to oak vats. Natural yeasts were used for fermentation which lasted up to ten months without racking or lees stirring. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 14 months without being racked. The barrels used are toasted at low temperatures to impart a subtle, delicate flavour to the wine. The wine was bottled by gravity in December 2015, fined with bentonite and very lightly filtered.
Golden nuances in the glass. There is a nice complexity on the nose with aromas of ripe yellow fruits, citrus and white rose. The wine is clean and fresh on the palate with good acidity on the finish.
Food Suggestion: Enjoy with grilled seabass or mussels in a delicate creamy sauce with frites or good French bread.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 6 Classification: AOC