Clay and Limestone
Average age of the vines
Fermentation between 16°C and 20°C in stainless steel vats
Stainless steel vats for 6-8 months
Chitry-le-Fort is a historic winemaking region of Auxerrois. Nestled at the bottom of a cratered mountainside planted with vines, the village boasts a stunning fortified church dating back to the 13th century flanked by a great tower that protected it from plundering during times of war. The Chitry vines sit on the hills that surround the valley in which the village is found. Aspect: north/north-east, south/south-east
Tasting and food pairings
The Bourgogne Chitry 2017, with its intense golden colour and green highlights, is a wine full of freshness. Its nose reveals aromas of honeysuckle as well as citrus (lemon and grapefruit) There is a frequent hint of gun stone brought by the soil. Its mouth is balanced and lively with an acidity allowing the care of it.
This wine is naturally well-suited to being drunk as an aperitif. Its minerality works well with terrines, asparagus, shellfish, freshwater fish and, of course, the classic Burgundian snails and 'andouillettes'.
- Bourgogne Chitry 2018 - James Suckling - 89 points
Aromas of lemon zest, crushed chalk, biscuit and a hint of ginger. Dried apricot, too. It's light-to medium-bodied and textured with bright acidity. Drink now.