Tasting notes: House of Townend White Burgundy, Bourgogne Chardonnay
House of Townend White Burgundy, Bourgogne Chardonnay. The nose is ripe and forward, grapefruit and mango apparent. Whilst the palate exhibits lush white stone fruits, citrus and a faint touch of butter. There is a lovely texture and body, rounded, appealing and generous, supported by a steely minerality.
White fish, Shellfish, Chicken or fish in creamy sauces.
Established in 1931, the Caves de Vignerons de Buxy is based in the Côte Chalonnaise, 46km south of Beaune. The vineyards are managed by 120 families who are rewarded for the quality of their grapes rather than the quantity that they produce. Strict viticultural guidelines are followed with a programme of continual vineyard assessments. It is very rare that one can equate Burgundy with affordability as well as quality; however this top Cave Co-operative can certainly lay this claim.
Vinification – The fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks, in order to preserve the freshness of the Chardonnay grape, with a further resting on the lees to provide added complexity and a note of creaminess.
Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used in the production of white wine. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.
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