Château de la Vernalle is located at the foot of the Solutre rock. It is divided into three parcels : Le Clos, Les Vignerai and Les Pommard. The more than 4 years oldvines produce an average output of 9000 L and are managed traditionally, without insecticide.
Limestone. All parcels are located at half slope, facing south east.
Grapes harvested in September, then crushed and juice extracted for fermentation at low, controlled temperatures, in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation, partial or complete, depending on natural grape acidity. Part of the harvest is aged in oak. Bottling at 6 or 8 months.
Ready to drink 3 months after bottling, with 3 to 6 years storage potential. Typical green-gold color. Elegant and attractive bouquet of hazelnuts and toasted almonds, of acacia and white lilies. Rich, smooth texture. Well defined Chardonnay character, with pure, fresh, complex flavours. Excellent balance and good length. In short, a superb white Burgundy.