2022 Domaine Lejeune Les Grandes Carelles Bourgogne Blanc

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  • Barrel Aged 100% Chardonnay
  • Family Owned & Operated Since 1783
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About the Wine

This family Domaine traces its ancestry back as far as 1783. For five generations Domaine Lejeune passed from aunt to niece. The Domaine takes its name from Maxime Lejeune passed in 1864, but built the estate to over 50 acres. Today Domaine Lejeune is owned by the Jullien de Pommerol family. François Jullien de Pommerol (former enology professor at Beaune's Lycée Viticole) takes charge of the vineyard and the winemaking.

Aubert Lefas is the current winemaker of Domaine Lejeune and can trace its history back as far as 1783. The 10-hectare Domaine has been passed down for 5 generations and is owned by the Jullien de Pommerol family, which Aubert married into. The red winemaking here can only be described as traditional. Open wooden vat fermentation, one of which, encircled by 17 hoops of white birch, is the oldest of its kind in the entire Burgundy region.

Bourgogne Blanc Les Grandes Carelles is skillfully nurtured by Domaine Lejeune using natural methods. Crafted exclusively from 100% Chardonnay grapes harvested from 15-year-old vines, this wine matures gracefully in 228-liter oak barrels. The result? A captivating white wine with a sophisticated structure, its allure heightened by the terroir's refreshing touch. What sets Bourgogne Blanc Les Grandes Carelles apart is its seamless harmony – a delightful balance struck between invigorating freshness and gentle, velvety smoothness.

Aging: In barriques for 18 months in 228-litre oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: 100% Chardonnay. A deep straw yellow color, while the nose expresses hints of yellow fruit, citrus and hazelnuts, spices and dried fruit. A very balanced white wine between freshness and softness.

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