Yapp White Burgundy: Cave de Lugny 2022
Ignore the 'ABC' ('Anything But Chardonnay') crowd, Chardonnay remains the King of white wine grapes, and Burgundy its spiritual heartland – think Puligny & Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault and Chablis. We've been on the hunt for an excellent example that delivers terrific rapport qualité-prix in spades and which merits bottling under our new Yapp 'regional' own-label range. Voila - 'YWB' (Yapp White Burgundy)!
From south- to south-east facing limestone-clay vineyards around the village of Lugny in the heart of the Mâconnais region, vines average around 25 years old. Lemon-gold in colour, this has subtle citrus, acacia and hazelnut aromas underlined by a touch of brioche. Elegant and understated on the palate, lemon and poached pear flavours dominate with a lengthy stone-fruit finish.
Sufficiently vif to serve as an aperitif, but a versatile food partner - seafood, salads, grilled fish, poultry, pork, snails, hard cheese or vegetable risotto – the list is long!
"A stunning own-label Chardonnay from the Mâcconais that will absolutely knock your socks off." - Jonathan Ray, The Field.
The unique oyster shell image on the label was created by highly-regarded artist Lucinda Rogers.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Bourgogne|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Chicken and Turkey, Pork, Salads, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink up to 4 years after vintage.|
|Vinification||Largely vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (16 to 18 degrees C.) with a proportion fermented in oak barrels. After malolactic conversion, it is matured in oak barrels for 6 to 9 months on the fine lees with regular bâtonnage. Approx. 2g/L residual sugar.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Cave de Lugny
In the heart of the Mâconnais, the Cave de Lugny co-operative (which is made up of over 400 growers who supply fruit into three wineries) dates back officially to 1927 but its origins extend to the 18th century when the wines from the vineyards of Saint Pierre, les Crêts and La Grande Vigne were already famous.
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