Bourgogne Côtes D'Auxerre, 2019, Chablis
Cuvée: Bourgogne Côtes D'Auxerre
Region: Chablis, France
Winemaker: Patrick Piuze
Patrick favors long fermentation with native yeasts and ages all of his wines on their lees. Allowing nature to take its time and letting the temperatures rise and fall of their own accord allows the skins to soften and gracefully impart their aromatics and flavors into the finished wine. The grapes are pressed gently by mechanical press. Primary fermentation for the Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre takes place in stainless steel tanks and can last up to five months. The wine then goes through 100% malolactic fermentation and ages on the lees for four months in stainless steel tanks before a light bentonite fining, a light filtration with diatomaceous earth, and bottling.
Showing its cooler climate, this Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre features vibrant acidity and freshness alongside a distinct aromatic density punctuated by white flowers, golden apple, wet stone, and Sorrento lemon. The texture is light and fine, but never flimsy.