Simon Bize & Fils 'Les Champlains' Bourgogne, France 2019
The domaine has a long history, having been founded in 1890, and farms 22 hectares of vines. Their holdings are a laundry list of Savigny-les-Beaune's best sites. The 'Les Champlains' Vineyard was planted in 1993 and 1996 on an eastern-facing slope, the soil is very rocky, and there are several quarries nearby. The wine ages for six months in barrel then three months in tank. The 2019 vintage from Chisa Bize is a head turner. The wines are exquisite.
Grape: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Pinto Gris
Soil: pebbly and rocky soils on limestone bedrock
Farming: Organic with biodynamic methods
Pairing: Broiled fish with dill and mustard