World-renowned soil scientists Claude and Lydia Bourguignon have spent the best part of their lives working with some of the world’s greatest terroirs and have advised the likes of Chave, DRC, Coche-Dury, Selosse, Dagueneau, Huet, Dauvissat and Egly-Ouriet. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that the couple has harboured dreams of establishing a domaine of their own.
Described by its growers as tasting like “crystalline limestone soaked in sunshine”, this remarkable white is a blend of sauvignon blanc and savagnin gris, mauzac and verdanel. In traditional field blend style, all the grapes were whole-bunch pressed and co-fermented. Aging was for ten months in used barrels sourced from Domaine Jacques Selosse. It opens with citrus rind and yellow orchard fruit spiked with pollen, giving way to a palate of mouth-watering pungency and precise textural focus. Among it all, a fusion of pristine citrus and smoky minerals charges through, bringing a gleam of brightness and length. A white in a league of its own. - Bibendum, importer