Made from various vineyards grown on soils with differing degrees of clay and limestone. This is not an oxidised example. The 2018 Patchwork Chardonnay is matured in French oak, 10% new on lees for 12 months. Very Burgundian, a dead ringer for a Premier Cru Puligny Montrachet. Lovely expression of white flowers, citrus, stone fruits, fig and nutmeg. Mid weight, the wine has plenty of fleshy fruit, with a lovely tautness that frames and electrifies. Graceful and energetic.
Wonderful wine that’s more character-filled and rich than most of Tissot’s chardonnay, a bit more gras, but no slouch, just denser, toasty, honeyed, not really though, not like it’s soft, it feels brittle, placed on a salted cracker, licks of lemon curd too. Persistent is this wine, everlasting minerality and that salty kick that gives me a kick. It’s Flavour Town starring chardonnay but located in the hamlets of Jura. Complex, savoury, so darn delicious. A very detailed, wonderful Jura-strong wine. Love it. 95 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront