2020 Equinoxe Chardonnay
Équinoxe: equal day, equal night. Equal heat of the day, equal cool of the night. Equal old world, equal new world. Many factors contribute to the greatness of this wine: low yields, old vines, cool microclimate, cool fermentation, and ageing “sur lie” in the finest, most nuanced, French oak barrels. Severine cared for these barrels of wine like her own children and crafted a Chardonnay that is both nuanced and structured while remaining finessed. This is a wine that merits cellaring and will please the palates of those who gravitate to the legendary wines of the upper Meursault hills in Cote d’Or: richness married with great acidity leading to a tense finish
Meat-Based: Delicate dishes like pan-seared trout with lemon & dill or halibut cheeks with some garden vegetables pair incredibly well and allows this wine to show everything it has to offer.
Plant-Based: Light Salads on a warm summer day or a variety of roasted squashes with pinenuts would let this wine showcase itself very well.