Notes from importer, Greg Murphy:
100% Chardonnay derived from blue marl clay and limestone soils similar to En Novelin cuvée. Vine age here is 65 years and produces large grapes but more limited quantities at 15-20hl/ha. The vineyard sits by the main road between Passenans and Frontenay, on a slightly sloping west facing block close to the forested hills above. Sits on its fine lees in old Meursault barrels without bâttonage.
Tropical, comte rind, musky and moody and the signature ammonia funk and lift of Celine's wines. Lots of Jura meadow, dried pineapple with nuts drenched in lemon. It's a little richer than normal with tamed acidity but still undeniably Jurassic. Finishes with flavours of raw almond, soy umami and ripe cheese. Complex with lots going on.