Château de Lavernette is nestled in the hills of southern Burgundy where the Maconnais meets Beaujolais. Its vineyards have been worked for hundreds of years; by monks during the Middle Ages and then the Lavernette family from 1596 onwards. Today it is run by their direct descendants - Bertrand and Anke de Boissieu, their son Xavier and his wife Kerrie.
The domaine specialises in Pouilly-Fuissé and Beaujolais, and the vineyards have been organically and biodynamically certified for over a decade. All harvesting is done by hand.
Made from 60 year old vines, the Bourgogne Blanc 2018 is bright and fresh with ripe citrus fruit, delicate floral notes and a subtle richness from the fermentation in 3 – 4 year old oak barrels. Beautifully balanced, medium bodied and perfect for drinking this spring through to 2025. Highly recommended for white Burgundy lovers.
Vintage report: Plenty of rain during the winter served the vines well during a long, hot summer. The result was a high quality, bumper crop.
Drinking window: 2021 – 2025.
Food matching: Roast chicken, potted shrimp, soft, creamy cheeses.