Château du Châtelard
Beaujolais Blanc Secret de Chardonnay 2018, Château du Châtelard
France / Burgundy
Andy's Tasting Notes
Yes, white Beaujolais! Not too surprising if you consider it’s just down the road from the Maconnais region.
All you want from a great value white Burgundy – crisp, good intensity with creamy fruit and a fresh lingering, lip-smacking finish. A lovely wine with real old vines complexity and length.
Price per bottle £12.90
After being bought by the Rosier family in 2000 this ancient property took a real qualitative leap forward and started to produce excellent wines from very old vines planted on several soil types, including limestone-rich sand/clay for chardonnay, and granite with sand, giving red beaujolais of great personality.
Sylvain Rosier has now passed things over to Aurélie de Vermont who comes from Beaujolais wine-growing stock and has broad wine making experience not only in Beaujolais but also elsewhere in France and internationally. She continues his approach of low-intervention viticulture in order to allow maximum terroir expression. These are wines of appetizing, chewy depth of flavour, velvet textures and lovely balance.
The painstaking work in the vineyard, reducing treatments and working with the natural vegetative cycle as much as possible, produces low yields of ripe, healthy fruit which is skilfully transformed into irresistibly fruity, serious yet delicious wines which demand to be drunk.
Food matchSole goujons and chips with mayo and lemon