2018 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Gravières Chardonnay 750ml
The Gravières vineyard lies close to the border of Chassagne-Montrachet and is one of the most prestigious Premier Cru parcels in Santenay, the southernmost village within the Côte d’Or. With southerly exposure and elevation ranging from 690-780 feet, the vineyard grows both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The word Gravières refers to the vineyard's gravelly soils, which are based on the classic Burgundian limestone-clay marl.
Elegant and mineral-driven vintage after vintage, this wine expresses tangy notes of lemon meringue, key lime, and spring rain on the nose. Hints of fennel and star anise give complexity to the palate that feels open and generous, unfolding throughout a lingering finish.