Domaine Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017
The Bourgogne Chardonnay comes from two plots in Chorey-lès-Beaune. The nose here shows ripe white peach and a little green melon, with a gratifying bite of flinty minerality. The palate is crunchy and precise – that all-important acidity – with a grippiness and a saltiness to the finish and an old vine fruit intensity which prevails throughout a long, poised finish.
As always, François makes his white wines by, first and foremost, focusing on the acidity. This, he says, is the key - allied to his other maxim of top quality grapes. All of the family's wines are made according to the quality levels of their headline property Château de La Tour, where they are all made.