Monday, March 28, 2022

The return of Chartron and Trebuchet

We are excited to get Chartron & Trebuchet back after a few years!

Great values from Burgundy!

The Maison Chartron et Trébuchet specializes in producing great white Burgundy wines. It begins with a radical selection of the very best plots: the highest-quality terroirs of the Côte are chosen, and the grapes are carefully monitored throughout the ripening period. All harvesting is done by hand. All of the winemaking is done in cask. A proportion of 20% - 40% new barrels is used, depending on the appellations and the vintage. The racking of the wines is done in the traditional manner, eliminating any unnecessary filtering. The wines are then bottled without being exposed to ambient air to preserve all their flavor and quality. They are then aged for four to six months before being released to the market.

Jean-René Chartron founded the Maison Chartron et Trébuchet in 1984 with Louis Trébuchet, manager of a wine trading company. The property was purchased in Fall 2016 by Francois Martenot, whose objective is to promote the great white wines of Burgundy while respecting and perpetuating the quality work achieved by Jean Chartron and Louis Trébuchet.

"Our aim is not to revolutionize Bourgogne, but to extract the stuff of myth from it. " -- Serge De Bucy, winemaker

2019 Chartron and Trebuchet Bourgogne Chardonnay....$19.99
From the owners of Premiers and Grands Crus in Puligny-Montrachet since 1859, Chartron & Trebuchet Bourgogne Blanc is made from 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy aged for about 8 months (half in oak and have in stainless steal). Clear light golden color with greenish highlights. Richly aromatic, exuding aromas of dried fruits and white flowers. The stainless steel tanks bring fruitiness and freshness whereas the oak barrels bring structure and roundness.

2020 Chartron and Trebuchet Macon Villages....$19.99
White gold in color with silver highlights. The notes of chalk and limestone make it a very tense and mineral wine. The palate is complex with aromas of lemon and orange blossom. The freshness is ensured by a good acidity that pleasantly wakes up the taste buds. Made from 20 year old vines aged in Stainless steal tanks.
Ideal as an aperitif, but also with poultry and veal in creamy sauce, creamy risotto with meat or fish, grilled fish, cold antipasti and ratatouille, mixed salads, sushi. Perfect with Goat cheese.

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