Bertrand-Delespierre Chardonnay des Terres Amoureuses 2013
Round creamy nose full of soft vanilla with a hint of fresh quince and lemon curd. The palate shows a lateral weight with plenty of soft lemon and a pleasant acidity. The texture is delightfully playful on the mid to late and really draws some salinity forward hinting at some oak play but never dominating. As it opens there is a lovely development of the vanilla. And then this cool little bitter play just on the finish which develops that lemon note.
Formed in 1980 by Chantal Delespierre and Didier Bertrand it is now run by their children; Clemence and Adrien. We totally fell in love with their wines when we visited in 2017 and have returned every year since. They work with 10 hectares in Chamery, Ecueil, Villedommange and Montre creating distinctive wines with impeccable structure and finesse.