Domaine Felettig, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc en Vallerot 2020
Get to know: Domaine Felettig, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc en Vallerot
Wonderful, pure and vibrant Chardonnay from an excellent producer. Aromas of creamy peach, exotic fruit, citrus, vanilla oak lead to a rounded palate of stone and exotic fruits cut through by minerality on a crisp finish.
Try this with a creamy mushroom chicken dish.
'If any domaine has made more dramatic progress over the last handful of vintages, we would be very surprised. Henri Felettig, a former vineyard worker, founded this domaine in 1974. His children Gilbert (viticulture and vinification) and Christine (commercial) joined him in 1993 and now run this 12.5-hectare domaine, which comprises some 100 individual parcels! Viticulture is now organic, with no use of herbicides or insecticides, their vines are mostly old (40-50 years), and everything is harvested by hand. Following a rigorous selection, during which the grapes are sorted in both the vineyard and cuverie, they then undergo a 5–7-day cold maceration at 10°C prior to fermentation and a three-week cuvaison. Gilbert is now far gentler in terms of frequency and intensity of pigeage and now prefers limited pumping over,which is borne out by the precision and purity of their wines.'