100% Chardonnay from Jean-Jacques' biodynamic estate in Saint-Aubin, Burgundy, France. La Chatenière is the name of his home and estate where the wine was grown and made.
Alongside Dominique Derain, Jean-Jacques Morel was one of the early adopters of biodynamic farming and low intervention winemaking in Burgundy. With just under 3 hectares of vines in the village of Saint-Aubin and one tiny parcel in Puligny-Montrachet, JJ Morel was, to our knowledge, the smallest practicing vigneron in Burgundy.
Practicing biodynamics and regenerative farming techniques in his vineyards, all his wines are hand harvested, wild fermented, unadjusted, unfiltered and unfined. As much as these may be labelled 'natural', they are very much 'fine' wines. All movements are made by hand or gravity, the wines are beautifully settled, clean and clear.
2018 was the final vintage for Jean-Jacques, before retiring and then selling his estate.
There are just 36 bottles of this wine in New Zealand. We received 6 bottles per store.