In 2004 , he returned home to Buxy permanently to take over his parents? vineyards - the produce of which had been hitherto delivered to the local cooperative . He tends 7 hectares and revamped the vines , weening them progressively onto a natural sustainable model involving much ploughing to drive the roots deeper into the terroir . He only uses environmentally friendly treatments and sprays . 80% of the Montagny 1er Crus are fermented in cask of which a majority are large 500 litre barrels (1/3 rd new oak each year ) which temper the uptake of the vanilla flavours into the wine . The remainder is aged in stainless steel tank to add zing and freshness to the wine .
This wine comes from a producer based in Buxy on the C?te Chalonnaise. It has richness and touches of honey as well as plenty of acidity and crisp apples. The aftertaste with its mineral texture gives the wine a final lift. Drink now.?ROGER VOSS