Andre Goichot Chateau du Cray Bourgogne Chardonnay

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Andre Goichot Chateau du Cray Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

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Adding a more precise indication of geographical origin to the region-wide appellation Bourgogne can help wine lovers in making their choices. The appellation Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise dates from 1990 and recognises the distinct personality of wines from the 44 communes in the northern part of the department of Saône-et-Loire, an area some 40 km long and between 5 and 8 km in width. These wines have been justly valued since the time of the Bishop Gregory of Tours (6th century AD) in and around the bustling port of Chalon-sur Saône, an important market centre on an affluent of the Rhône River. Lying between the valleys of the Dheune and Grosne and open towards the South, the Côte Chalonnaise offers a less rugged landscape than those of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits to the North. These gentle hills are outcrops of the Massif Central thrown up by the creation of the rift valley known as the Bresse Trench. In the North, limestone forms the East-facing slopes and there are outcrops of lias and trias formations. South of the granitic block formation at Bissey, the hillsides slope either to the East or the West until they reach the hills of the Mâconnais. The soils below the Bajocian limestone corniche are marly, with sands and shaly or flinty clays at the foot of the slopes where there are also some gravel outcrops. Altitudes vary from 250 to 350 metres.

Plantation density: 10 000 vine stocks per hectare. Pruning: Guyot. Yield: 60 hectolitres per hectare.  : Handpicked harvest. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maturation in stainless steel and oak burgundy barrels during 8 to 10 months with 20% new oak.

It boasts a clear complexion with grey-gold highlights. Its aromas are redolent of white flowers (hawthorn, honeysuckle), dried fruits over notes of lemon and sometimes anise, with a suggestion of warm croissants and honey. In the mouth it is fleshy, well turned-out and thoroughly sure of itself. It has a lively, no-nonsense attack with just the right amount of delicacy. SERVING TEMPERATURE 11 to 13°C

Founded in 1947 near Meursault, Maison André Goichot is one of the most renowned negociant in Burgundy. Implanted in Beaune since 2000, as one of the last family company, the story of the House continues with the 3rd generation. Owner of Château de la Guiche since 1979 in Montagny, the estate grows in 2015 through Domaine les Guignottes with 10 hectares of Montagny, Montagny 1er Cru and Santenay. In 2017 we completed our estate with the 25 hectares of Château du Cray in Mercurey. In addition, the development of our negociant activity allowed us to build several strong partnerships in the most renowned burgundy appellations.

 


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