Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Chardonnay (100%)
Tasting notes: 'Very beautiful pale gold color, first nose of lemon and citrus fruits, bergamot, mango, white flowers, notably jasmine, and pollen. Nice attack in mouth, lively and tense, which gradually finds a certain roundness. Aromas of fresh herbs (hints of chervil and basil) and lime which evolve towards peach, barley sugar, then almond cream, hazelnut and nougat. Great freshness and beautiful acidity which reveal an astonishing richness and complexity.'
About the winery: The Delaunay story is absolutely unique!
25 years earlier, the Delaunay family sold the family premium wine estate. A couple of years ago, Laurent Delaunay, the 5th generation of a family of winemakers and négociants, is re-appropriating his family’s history!
After a few years of intense work at the cellar by Laurent, we can tell : Delaunay is back on the very front of the scene with nicest appellations, superb juices.
The Revival of the House
The revival of the House of Edouard Delaunay began three years ago when Laurent, great grandson of the founder, bought back the winery, brand and cellar and added them to Chateau de Charmont, in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, purchased in 2007.
His ambition has been to return it to its former glory and make Edouard Delaunay a leading Burgundian wine house once more. He has done that, and then some!
Purity and precision are the two keywords for us. My philosophy is really: listening, reading the terroir and the vines’ condition, trying to understand, and gently accompanying the natural evolution of the wine.
The 3 IWC trophy of best wine maker won by Christophe Briotet, the wine maker of Maison Edouard Delaunay. He is the only one in the world to have one such trophy for 3 consecutive years.
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