Style: French Natural White
Description: Le Grappin began in 2011 following Andrew Nielson's five-year journey working for some of the world's great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay artisans in California, Central Otago, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley. His, and his wife Emma's, vision for Le Grappin is to seek out special sites in the over-looked, under-appreciated reaches of Burgundy. They seek out viticulteurs who tend their vines throughout the year with exceptional care and attention, to give the grapes the best opportunity to shine. Their job is to ensure the wine reaches it's true potential; working by hand, with small lots, giving each wine as much care and attention as our viticulteurs have paid to the vines.
12 months in big barrel with 15% new wood (barrel rinsing!), the rest ten year old. Then 2 months in tank, retaining all the lees. Fullish mid yellow. A light reduction alongside some yellow plum fruit.