Villars Fontaine Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Jiromees 2012 Blanc

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Chardonnay | Burgundy | France | White Wine | Chateau de Villars Fontaine | 2012 | 0,75 L | 13 %
Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits "Jiromées" 2012 Blanc is a dry white wine, crafted from Chardonnay grapes, sourced from the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits appellation in Burgundy, France. This wine reflects the elegance and minerality typical of white Burgundy, with the 2012 vintage showcasing the exceptional terroir and meticulous winemaking practices at Villars Fontaine. Known for its balance and complexity, "Jiromées" offers a refined expression of Chardonnay from this esteemed region.
This family manor was established by Bernard Hudelot in 1970 in ancient vineyards used by the Dukes of Burgundy in the 11th-17th centuries. At present, 30 hectares are used for wine growing, 40% for white wine and 60% for red wines. In total, the Château produces more than 120,000 bottles of fine wines each year. The green landscape with ancient trees surrounds the entire property and gives it an idyllic look. Bernard Hudelot founded Villar Fontaine's castle in 1970. In 1984, he named it Domaine de Montmain. Later, in 2000, he acquired the grandmother's property of the Château de Villars Fontaine.
Tasting notes

Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Jiromées” 2012 Blanc reveal an aromatic bouquet of green apple, citrus, and white peach, complemented by floral notes and a touch of flinty minerality. On the palate, it offers a crisp acidity and a medium-bodied texture, with flavors of lemon zest, pear, and a hint of toasted almond, leading to a long, elegant finish. This Chardonnay is celebrated for its depth, vibrant acidity, and the harmonious integration of fruit and mineral elements.


Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Jiromées” 2012 Blanc pairs beautifully with seafood dishes such as seared scallops, poached lobster, or grilled fish, where its acidity and minerality enhance the delicate flavors. It also complements light poultry dishes and creamy cheeses, providing a refreshing contrast and elevating the overall dining experience with its vibrant and refined character.

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