What was formerly Maison Bertrand Ambroise based in Premeaux, outside Nuits-St-Georges, has been rebranded by the current generation, Ludivine and François, as Domaine Ambroise Frère et Soeur. Bertrand works with his two children and together they have progressively converted the 21h/a estate to organics.
This chardonnay is grown in clay and silex soils around Premeaux-Prissey. Half the wine is fermented in used oak foudres, to add structure rather than flavour. The remainder is vinified in stainless steel. The wine is not fined and is very lightly filtered.
If you like Burgundian Chardonnay with just a kiss of oak, a purity of fruit and balanced acidity, this is the wine for you. It is defined by a steely backbone of freshness with the classic textural quality of well made Chardonnay. The palate is beautifully soft with a touch of buttery hazelnut.
Pair with creamy chicken casserole.