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Domaine La Croix Montjoie 100% Chardonnay "L'Elegante" from Vézelay 2020
Brand:Domaine La Crojx Montoie
Producer: Domaine La Croix Montjoie
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Where: Vézelay, Burgundy
Taste: Light and subtle hazelnut notes, delicate attack and a nice length on the palate for this Elegante which deserves its name. The limestone in our soils brings nice saline aromas at the end of the mouth.
Vibes with: Perfect with subtle dishes like delicate fish and scallops.
The wine is aged for 9 months in vats and old casks.
Sophie's grand father was a winemaker and she is now agronomist.
Matthieu is oenologist ...
In 2009, they both decided to create the Domaine La Croix Montjoie after working in different regions in France. They are today the happy owners of the estate and put all of their ernergy and skills in every step of the estate life. They are helped everyday in the vineyard by Christophe, Brice and Cédric, a qualified and passionate team.
Clémence arrived in 2022 to strengthen the team and develop wine tourism.
The vineyards are comprised of 10 hectares of Chardonnay, known as the jewel of Burgundy grapes. The south/south-east facing slopes provide ideal conditions for the grapes to reach their full potential. The vines are grown in a stony clay limestone soil that contains Gryphea gigantea fossils. The climate is continental : the winter is harsh, and during the summer the days are warm but the nights remain cool.
They use sustainable methods, requiring minimal application of synthetically manufactured chemicals and we believe this approach allows us to more fully express the terroir.
The estate is organic certified since 2021 vintage.
Info about Vézelay:
The appellation Bourgogne Vézelay is located in the south of the Yonne department, in the Burgundy region, between Chablis and Beaune. The vineyards are spread over the hillsides of four communes (Tharoiseau, Saint-Père, Vézelay and Asquins) and cover a hundred hectares.
The Vézelay hill and the Sainte Marie-Madeleine Church, included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, tower above the domain. The Church, a major pilgrimage site, is a departure point for the way of Saint James. The area is also highly frequented by tourists, and it hosts cultural events, exhibitions and concerts all year round.