Jean Velut Lumiere et Craie
Initially a coiled spring of a wine. It releases all sorts of fresh notes; apple, white flowers and spice. The mid palate delivers a warm, chalky richness and then a fabulous bitter lemon note kicks in creating a tense, rich experience.
One of the very few producers in the village of Montgueux and for us, one of the very best. He works with 7.7 hectares of mostly Chardonnay creating a playful style of wine that flirts with oxidation. Their wines charm from the outset and their Lumiere et Craie is a fascinating wine made from reserve wines, (does not have a "base year"). Creamy, layered and complex.