Les Setilles is a selection of Chardonnay from 60 plots located in the villages of Puligny and Meursault, 41-year-old vines growing in calcareous and silt clays. 30% of the fruit is de-stemmed (but not crushed) before it is pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, and the wine ages for 14 months in oak barriques, 12% of which are first-fill.
The aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond, and lemon peel dominate on a mineral background. The wine is full and warm on the palate with a lively finish. Versatile with food, this wine shines with as an aperitif, with charcuterie, or with goat cheeses.
“This is a wine of surpassing elegance, slightly reductive initially yet not overwhelmingly so, with aromas of mineral and warm slate, lemon-lime, delicate spice in the peppercorn vein, and lemon blossoms, all preceding a palate of excellent concentration and energy. Interestingly, while there’s less fruit than typical Bourgogne Blancs here, this more than makes up for it with its lemon pith, mineral, and lingering notes of graphite and mashed almonds.”
Brian Freedman, Forbes, July 2020