This is a Grand Vin de Bourgogne - which translated means this is the good stuff, at a price that is reasonable by Burgundy standards.
Bret Brothers have crafted a magnificent wine, with an explosive bouquet which is indulgent and guided by the natural energy of the terroir (its sense of place). On the nose it has aromas of apple orchards and stone fruits. The palate is classic Burgundian Chardonnay, bright and fruity apples with hints of citrus.
This has a wonderful balance, with a small percentage of the wine spending time in oak to provide a complexity you rarely find anywhere else.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, in the French village of Chardonnay located not far from Tournus (it's the village that gives the wine the name Mâcon-Chardonnay, not the grape). The elder citizens of Chardonnay will tell you that their village provided the name for the famous grape. All that is certain is that the word Chardonnay comes from the Latin Cardus which means thistle, the spikey plants that grow particularly well on limestone soils. This is a village with excellent limestone.