Maison Ambroise Lettre D'Eloise Bourgogne Blanc
Eloïse is the name of Bertrand Ambroise’s beloved granddaugther and when she was born in 2007, her first cries were music to his ears. He immediately started to compose a wine for her, which beautifully shows his love and affection. Lettre d’Eloïse is named after "Lettre à Élise" (the French translation for "Für Elise"), the timeless composition by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The grapes for this wine come from young Chardonnay vines planted on clay soils in Prémeaux-Prissey. The wine is fermented in 1-, 2- and 3-year-old oak barrels, where it stays for a period of 10 months. The wine is not fined and only lightly filtered.
Lettre d’Eloïse is a wine of wonderful quality, showing citrus and acacia in abundance, framed with a delicate vein of acidity. A real roundness captures the freshness of barrel-fermented fruit. The domaine of Bertrand Ambroise was established in the late 18th century in the village of Prémeaux-Prissey, just north of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Today the estate has expanded to 42 acres which are worked diligently by Bertrand and his family.
Bertrand produces some of the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy. He often works with 10%-30% lower yields than are allowed. His genuine passion only to produce wines from absolutely ripe grapes demands a severe green harvest and an additional inspection or sorting of the fruit prior to fermentation. All of this detail work has created a worldwide demand for his wines.
The style of Bertrand’s wines can be characterized as ripe, deeply extracted, full bodied wines.
- Product Name: Lettre D'Eloise Bourgogne Blanc
- Producer: Maison Bertrand Ambroise
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- Vintage: 2010
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Closure: Cork
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
- Case Pack: 12