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  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    Now-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Sauteed veal, Poulet Rôti & Grilled swordfish

The Story

Les Folatières is located mid-way on a steep slope with poor soil where the bedrock can be seen peeking through.

Surface area: 0.3 ha

Age of the vines: 50 years

Varietal: Chardonnay 100%

Planting density: 10,000 vines/ha

Soil type: Marly limestone

Ageing: 12 months with 20% new barrels

Tasting notes: With impoverished soil and a good aspect, Les Folatières produces a rich and opulent wine, yet one that is full of vigor. It...

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Wine Information

2016 was a fairly early year, after a wet winter. The sun shone during budburst but the cold returned in April, making life hard for us. Two nights of below-freezing temperatures meant we lost 30% of the harvest to frost.

This caused a lot of anxiety amongst winegrowers and was a big blow to morale so early on in the year.

The sun returned and held tight for a large part of the season. The grapes that survived benefited from a great deal...

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Vintage 2016

2016 RED BURGUNDY VINTAGE REPORT

The 2016 harvest was, of course, later for Pinot Noir in the Côtes de Nuits, and some climats had different productions depending on how they weathered the frost of April 26th. In this report I will talk about each of the producers’ allocations to illustrate the variations between the totals from the 2015 and 2016 vintages. I will also seek to give you an idea of the style of the 2016 red wines versus those ...

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Origin

Meursault, Burgundy

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

10-12C

Other wines from this producer

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Meursault Les Narvaux

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