Pertois Lebrun Le Fond du Bateau No. 14
Pure Chardonnay created from a single parcel in Chouilly planted in 1955. On the nose there is delicate ripe citrus, green apple and lychee with light vanilla and some toasted elements. The palate shows a fresh vibrancy opening up to an expressive, full-bodied and consistent mouth feel. There is a lovely lemon note on the finish with great length and a real chalky sensation.
These guys have been knocking it out of the park over the last few years. The house dates back to the early 20th Century but has been given a new lease of life with the introduction of Clemente and Antoine in the last decade or so. They work with 44 plots in Cramant, Mesnil, Chouilly, Oiry and Oger but have key plots in the fabulous single vineyards of Chetillons and Mont Aigu among others. They produce wines that are beautifully honest to the terroir and I can't wait to see what the next few years brings for them.
Steel & oak