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.
1 to 3 years.
Between 10° - 12°C.
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 with a north/north-east, south/south-east aspect.
Tasting and food pairings
A lovely golden colour with light green glints. On the nose it marries floral notes (hawthorn and honeysuckle) with fruit (lemons and grapefruit) and often a hint of flint. On the palate it is balanced and harmonious with an acidity that allows it to be kept for several years.
This wine is naturally well-suited to be drunk as an aperitif. Its minerality works well with terrines, asparagus, shellfish, freshwater fish, and of course, the classic snails of Burgundy 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.