The grapes for Lettre d’Eloise white come from young Chardonnay vines planted on clay and silex soils in Prémeaux-Prissey. The wine is fermented in 1-, 2- and 3-year-old 400-l oak barrels, where it stays for a period of 10 months. The wine is not fined and only lightly filtered.
Maison Ambroise is a long established, small négociant house, who operates on 21 hectares of their own vineyards and purchase grapes from another 3. They own vines in Prémeaux, Nuits-St-Georges, Ladoix, Meursault, the hill of Corton, Vosne-Romanée (with some Grand Cru Echezeaux!), Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Beaune and as far as Saint-Romain. As always with similarly parcelled estates in Burgundy, logistic is key.
Harvested manually, neither filtered nor fined, the wines are classic and expressive with distinct terroir-influenced personalities.