Marchand Tawse SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE LES VERGELESSES 1er cru (750ml)
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French-Canadian Pascal Marchand moved to France in 1985 when he was 22 years old, beginning his winemaking journey at Clos des Epeneaux in Pommard and becoming part of a new generation of Burgundy producers who believed that good wine starts in the vineyard. After several stints all around the world and an impressive resume of consulting, Pascal became one of the best known “flying winemakers.”
Moray Tawse is a financier by trade, serving as the vice president and co-founder of First National. After realizing the potential of winemaking in Niagara, Ontario, Moray purchased his first six acres of vineyard in 2000. Five years later, he opened Tawse winery and has since acquired 200 acres of vineyards all over the Niagara region- being named Canadian Winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016.
Marchand-Tawse is a co-venture between Pascal and Moray; this duo of vignerons/micro-négociants are working with their partner-growers in the many appellations of Burgundy while embracing organic and biodynamic farming practices, crafting wines of purity and class.
On the nose, pronounced notes of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. On the palate, all verve and finesse; concentrated fruit like ripe pear and peach, with lemon curd and blossom notes lifted by fresh acidity and chalky minerality. Pair with creamy chicken dishes, mushroom-focused dishes, or even your favourite salmon recipe.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, the grapes come from Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Vergelesses’ which sits in the northeast part of Savigny where the valley butts up to the Pernand-Vergelesses premier cru vineyard of the same name. Whole bunch pressed and lightly crushed; alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels, sur lies without batonnage. The wine ages for 14 months in 25% new oak (light toast). The wine is racked only once, fined and lightly filtered before bottling.