Andrew Nielsen, Grappin Wines, Cotes-de-Beaune, Burgundy
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Chardonnay conjures up all sorts of taste memories but this one is buttery without being ‘oily’, textural with hints of baked ‘pastry’ so beloved of the grape style and then the hits of wonderful rich & fragrant grapefruit & silky yellow stone fruits. The flinty stoney edge is a native taste of Savigny les Beaune Blancs giving a weight and balance to the long finish with a sense of anise. There’s a lot to love with the individuality of this classic style.