This is one of my wife’s favourite wines, probably because it is so expensive! Lovely creamy Chardonnay with smoky oak and vanilla notes. A treat with Dover Sole, Lobster and creamy cheese.
Chardonnay is undoubtedly the most famous white grape in the world. When it is grown in the right conditions (similar to those found in Burgundy) it has the ability to produce the most exquisitely textured wines in the world when it is subjected to a period of maturation in real oak barrels. The best wines show white peach and vanilla aromas on the nose and a tightly structured palate with fine acidity, minerality and a distinctive creaminess.
Based in the heart of the Côte de Beaune in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, Sylvain Bzikot makes wines with real personality. His 13 hectare estate was originally created by his grandparents in the 1940s who had arrived, as Polish immigrants, to work in the vineyards around the neighbouring village of Meursault. After a few years working in the fields they were able to purchase small parcels of land which they subsequently planted.
Sandwiched between the larger Chassagne and Meursault, Puligny produces wines that are more striking than any in the Côte d’Or, portraying a floral elegance alongside a stylish, steely concentration. They are very different to Meursault: more refined and delicate, and less rich.
With its fine mineral acidity and creamy texture Oaked Chardonnay is great with a wide range of dishes including creamy cheese, truffles, poultry, veal and rich fish and shellfish.