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BRUNO LORENZON Montagny 1er Cru "Le Mont Laurent" 2021

Wine Region: Burgundy, France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "This east-facing, higher-altitude site has performed brilliantly this year, delivering a 2021 Montagny 1er Cru Le Mont Laurent that offers up aromas of spring flowers, verbena, white currants, crisp pear and wet stones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and seamless palate that's ample, fleshy and enveloping, with lovely purity of fruit and a long, saline finish." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

About the winery:
At the helm of the family estate since 1997 is third generation vigneron Bruno Lorenzon who is assisted by his sister Caroline. Bruno is considered to be a leading vigneron from the Mercurey crafting wines at a level rivalling those of great producers of the north in the Cote d'Or.
The Domaine, which is located in the village of Mercurey in Cote Chalonnaise has 4.5ha of vineyards planted in approximately 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. As much as 90% of these vineyards are located in 1er Cru appellations of Mercurey and Montagny.
Bruno meticulously farms his vineyards in accordance to the viniculture practice of lutte raisonnee (reasoned struggle). Considered close to organic farming, this practice advocates for the non-reliance of chemicals in grape growing. As a result, all vines are treated without any synthetic chemicals. Additionally, yields are always kept low and harvesting is done by hand in small crates. From his experience in the cooperage business, Bruno is apt at selecting the type of barrels that would be appropriate for each Cuvee and their respective vintage. Of course, he remains a firm believer that oak should never stand out in his wines. The resulting wines from the Domaine are pure, elegant, possessing beautiful finesse and the subtleties characteristic of their specific terroir.

Expert Rating: The Wine Advocate 93/100