Domaine Petit-Roy Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 'Les Combottes'
Seiichi Saito of Domaine Petit-Roy is based in Chorey-les-Beaune where he has crafted precise and exhilarating wines since 2017. After attending the prestigious Beaune wine school in 2006, Seiichi went on to apprentice for over a decade at some of the finest domaines in Burgundy including Mugnier, Leflaive, Rousseau and Bize. Applying everything he has learned during this time to the 2 hectares of vines that comprise Domaine Petit-Roy, Seiichi farms biodynamically, and in the cellar favours whole cluster fermentations, gentle extraction, no new oak or filtration, and sulphur only at bottling where absolutely necessary.
This is Chardonnay from the lieu-dit of Les Combottes in Pernand-Vergelesses, hand-harvested, direct pressed and aged in old oak for 11 months before bottling without fining or filtration. Wonderful concentration as you would expect from Seiichi's top white cuvée with a hint of reduction giving way to lemon curd, butter, poached quince and chalky minerals.