The name of "Chardonnay" could come from "Land of thistles" ("chardon" in French) and would refer, before other things, to barren land (as thistles grow on lands which lays fallow). However because of the success and the world expansion of the chardonnay grape variety most of us have forgotten that the very word "chardonnay" also meant the name of a soil with marl, limestone and clay. Intense nose, developing flavours of flowers and white fruit combined with a very light touch of oak. Round - though not heavy - and silky, with charming fruitiness. Depending on the profile of the vintage, fermentation and matturing for 7 to 8 months : 20% in barrels, 80% in stainless steel vats. These wines enjoy the optimum ambient conditions in the cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Château de Beaune.