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Marc Esprit de Chardonnay 2016 Domaine Guillemot-Michel 42% (50cl)

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Tasting Notes

A real labor of love, this fine spirit is distilled in two Burgundy copper stills originally made in 1932 and 1952, still heated by burning wood. Then placed in decade-old French oak barrels for at least 3 to 4 years. Giving it time to develop its stunning golden, bronze-like hue before each barrel is bottled individually. "Aging longer than the 2014, it presents a slightly richer profile, notes of toffee, candied fruit, sweet spices and nuts, without losing any of the indulgence and freshness that characterize our style. To affirm our original style, we have chosen to baptize our Marc de Bourgogne "Spirit of Chardonnay" from this vintage."

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Robin: There are only a few times in my life that I can recall having been moved and quite so excited when meeting a winemaker and tasting their wines for the first time. The wines of Guillemot-Michel age like very few white Burgundies. Jasper Morris MW reports in his reviews of Burgundy that following a tasting of 30 vintages of 'Quintaine' from Domaine Guillemot-Michel, that the 1999 and 2001 still taste very young! Morris sums up:" These are brilliant wines which work in so many different styles – refined, pure, complex, lush and botrytis-affected. This is what Viré-Clessé can offer, especially at the Clessé end and particularly Quintaine, when in the hands of master practitioners such as the Guillemot-Michel family, pioneers of biodynamics in the region. Congratulations to both generations – Pierrette and Marc, Sophie and Gautier. The domaine continues in excellent hands."


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