From a blend of 6 vineyards selected to highlight limestone dominant soils. In aroma and flavor, the mineral explosiveness is even more evident, and the wine more finessed/svelte in texture.
Stéphane’s assemblage of limestone dominant soils knows as les Graviers has had an ever growing fan club since being featured regularly on the tasting menu at the world renowned culinary mecca le Bernardin of NYC. In the 2015 rendition, its signature stony limestone punch is met with ripe citrus and concentration of the vintage’s warmth, the dynamic between the richness and mineral cut proving complete and satisfying. This is a great everyday stony white burgundy house wine candidate and then some.
Joel Payne of Vinous review:
“Bright yellow. Nutty aromas of lemon zest, honeysuckle and jasmine. A touch overripe due to the small crop, this Chardonnay is sweet and tactile, with just enough acidity to lift its white peach and saline flavors. Les Gravières is not from gravelly soils as the name suggests but is a selection from chalky sites. Tissot says the 2013 did not turn out as he wanted, but I’d drink this any day. Finishes with a subtly long, slightly dusty aftertaste.” 92+ points THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2013, NOT THE 2015 OFFERED HERE