A 100% Chardonnay with a pale colour and fresh flavours of lemon, apple, apricot and a touch of creaminess. A classic expression of white Burgundy and great value for the money!
Emmanuel Giboulot comes from a long legacy of organic viticulture, and remains one of its greatest advocates in Burgundy today. He has four decades of experience in crafting the finest quality wines from a variety of terroir. The Come d’Eve vineyard is a small section carved out of the larger plot used for Les Pierres Blanches. This part of the parcel has a different soil, with much more clay, and in 2001 Emmanuel decided to harvest and vinify grapes from this area separately, to create the Come d’Eve cuvée. The vineyards are on the upper slopes of the Montane de Beaune at around 300-370 metres, and just beneath the Beaune Premier Cru Les Bressandes. This is one of the oldest sites of the Côtes de Beaune appellation. This tiny appellation (not to be confused with the vast Côtes de Beaune Villages) produces wines the characteristic roundness of Chardonnay, with intense flavours and lots of acidity.
Vinification: Forty year-old Chardonnay vines grown on clay and limestone soils with some white sandstone. Grapes are hand-harvested and are gently pressed using a manual press. No sulphites or yeasts added. Fermentation in traditional oak casks, grapes undergo malolactic fermentation, then are aged for 18 months in old oak barrels, with no lees stirring to avoid oxidation.
Match it with: Scallops, firm white fish, fish carpaccio and sushi.
- France, Burgundy
- Emmanuel Giboulot
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve