Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 'Les Athées' Blanc 2016

Seldom-seen white wine from the historic appellation of Nuits-Saint-Georges where only 3% of vines are Chardonnay, rather than Pinot Noir. Given its rarity, plus the fact it is very good indeed, this represents a 'vrai bon marché' in these parts!
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Tasting Notes
It was a real bonus when we discovered that sisters (and 4th generation winemakers) Christine and Claire had a terrific white wine in their portfolio, as well as high-quality reds. The 'Les Athées' 'lieu-dit' is located just outside the village itself on the north side towards Vosne-Romanée.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage) Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Cellarage Drink 2018-2022.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes are table-sorted and then pressed. Fermentation takes place over 2 weeks and the wine is matured in a mixture of new and used oak barrels for a year before bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13

Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles

Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles was formed in the 1970s when third generation wine-maker Christian Gavignet (whose father Gaby was the winemaker at the Hospices des Nuits) married Michèle Béthanie, who had family vine-holdings herself.

Their daughters, Christine and Claire, have successfully run this 9 hectare family enterprise since their first vintage in 2001.

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