Producer Spotlight: Chanterêves

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Traverse quality tiers within Burgundy through a trio of highly sought-after white Burgundies from husband and wife superstars, Guillaume Bott and Tomoko Kuriyama.

  • Chanterêves Bourgogne Chardonnay | Chardonnay
  • Chanterêves Saint-Romain ‘Combe Bazin’ | Chardonnay
  • Chanterêves Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Morgeots’ | Chardonnay

Chanterêves Bourgogne Chardonnay

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Notes of yellow stone fruits, lemon zest with a good mid-palate richness. A fruit purity shines through on the palate, along with a crushed rock minerality and long finish which truly over delivers at a ‘mere’ Bourgogne level

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Guillaume and Tomoko source their Bourgogne Chardonnay from two locations, with two-thirds coming from Maranges and the remaining third from Pierres Dorées. Maranges lies at the southern end of the Côte d’Or, while Pierres Dorées is located at the southern tip of Beaujolais, adjacent to Lyon. Pierres Dorées sits on a unique soil of fossiliferous Bajocian limestone which imparts flavours not readily seen in wines of the surroundings. The wine receives the same attention and approach as the others within their range – natural fermentation, no fining, only a light filtration when they feel it is needed, with a minimal use of sulphur through the élevage. It spends around 12 months in barrels which vary in size from 228L to 600L.  

The nature of the fruit sources, combined with the warmth of the 2018 vintage adds a sense of generosity while still retaining Guillaume and Tomoko’s distinct style. 

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Chanterêves Saint-Romain 'Combe Bazin'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Notes of fresh honey, ripe white peaches and blanched almonds on the nose continue through to a textural palate. An almost unctuous texture is held together with a fine line of acidity that leads to a chalky minerality on its long finish.

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Sitting up in the hills to the west of Meursault, Saint-Romain has long been a sleepy village in the context of the Côte d’Or. Combe Bazin is one of the larger vineyards within Saint-Romain, and a name that is generally representative of the commune. Chanterêves have the fortune of working with now fully-mature vines planted in the 1980s that were  farmed organically. The vines have never been treated with chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides. The slope itself is southwest-facing and rather steep with very stony soils. It is common to see Village wines being a blend of vineyards within the commune, whereas Tomoko and Guillaume seek to express the unique terroir seen with Combe Bazin. 

The wine receives the classic work in the cellar from the dynamic husband and wife duo, seeing around 12 months in barrels ranging in size up to 600L. The wine goes through natural fermentation, with minimal sulphur being added during the winemaking and only if it is required. The continued approach for purity through expression of its site remains true with their Saint-Romain ‘Combe Bazin’. 

As interest in both Burgundy as a region and the temperatures for growing seasons have increased in recent years, producers have looked further afield from the ‘classic’ villages of the Côte. This shift spotlights communes such as Saint-Romain becoming a focal point as the wines yield higher quality than what the region has ever seen before. 

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Chanterêves Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Morgeots'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Intense yet vibrant orchard fruits, a ripe citrus character, freshly baked bread note and a stoney minerality. A refined and precise acidity runs through the palate offering a crisp and persisting finish. A stunning example of the terroir.

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Within the village of Chassagne-Montrachet lies a number of incredible Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. Les Morgeots is the largest Premier Cru within Chassagne, spread across almost 20 lieux-dits (‘named places’, or specific plots) and can act as an ‘umbrella title’ in place of the specific names for the individual plots. Chanterêves source their Les Morgeots from the specific lieux-dit of Les Chaumes from vines that have been certified organic since 2012. Les Morgeots is situated near, and has been named after, the Abbaye de Morgeot at the southern end of the village. Morgeot is thought to come from the Latin for boundary, as this vineyard lies on the edge of the Côted’Or administrative department. Grown on Bathonian limestone, it is free-draining and helps to encourage deep root growth to access mineral-laden water deeper in the ground. 

The specificity of the terroir shines through in the hands of Tomoko and Guillaume for a precise and refined expression balanced by the inherent richness of the vintage.

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Description

Chanterêves was created in 2010 by husband and wife oenologist duo Tomoko Kuriyama and Guillaume Bott. Hailing from Japan, Tomoko had left her home country in pursuit of oenology & viticulture at the renowned Geisenheim in Germany. As a harvest intern in 2005, she met Guillaume and moved to Burgundy permanently in 2011. The wines of Chanterêves are focused on purity and expression of their terroirs; their whites undergo natural fermentation, minimal use of any new oak, and are bottled without fining with occasional light filtration. A variety of barrel sizes between standard 228L Burgundian barrels and larger 600L barrels are used across the cuvées they produce, adding further textural complexity to the wines. 

This micro-négociant has experienced a phenomenal rise in popularity over the past decade and continues to produce some incredible wines in both whites and reds. Here, we have a small parcel which spans the Burgundian hierarchy from that of a humble Bourgogne, to a single lieu-dit (‘named places’, or specific plots) village wine to a revered Premier Cru.

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Chanterêves Bourgogne Chardonnay

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Notes of yellow stone fruits, lemon zest with a good mid-palate richness. A fruit purity shines through on the palate, along with a crushed rock minerality and long finish which truly over delivers at a ‘mere’ Bourgogne level

+ Read More

Guillaume and Tomoko source their Bourgogne Chardonnay from two locations, with two-thirds coming from Maranges and the remaining third from Pierres Dorées. Maranges lies at the southern end of the Côte d’Or, while Pierres Dorées is located at the southern tip of Beaujolais, adjacent to Lyon. Pierres Dorées sits on a unique soil of fossiliferous Bajocian limestone which imparts flavours not readily seen in wines of the surroundings. The wine receives the same attention and approach as the others within their range – natural fermentation, no fining, only a light filtration when they feel it is needed, with a minimal use of sulphur through the élevage. It spends around 12 months in barrels which vary in size from 228L to 600L.  

The nature of the fruit sources, combined with the warmth of the 2018 vintage adds a sense of generosity while still retaining Guillaume and Tomoko’s distinct style. 

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Chanterêves Saint-Romain 'Combe Bazin'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Notes of fresh honey, ripe white peaches and blanched almonds on the nose continue through to a textural palate. An almost unctuous texture is held together with a fine line of acidity that leads to a chalky minerality on its long finish.

+ Read More

Sitting up in the hills to the west of Meursault, Saint-Romain has long been a sleepy village in the context of the Côte d’Or. Combe Bazin is one of the larger vineyards within Saint-Romain, and a name that is generally representative of the commune. Chanterêves have the fortune of working with now fully-mature vines planted in the 1980s that were  farmed organically. The vines have never been treated with chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides. The slope itself is southwest-facing and rather steep with very stony soils. It is common to see Village wines being a blend of vineyards within the commune, whereas Tomoko and Guillaume seek to express the unique terroir seen with Combe Bazin. 

The wine receives the classic work in the cellar from the dynamic husband and wife duo, seeing around 12 months in barrels ranging in size up to 600L. The wine goes through natural fermentation, with minimal sulphur being added during the winemaking and only if it is required. The continued approach for purity through expression of its site remains true with their Saint-Romain ‘Combe Bazin’. 

As interest in both Burgundy as a region and the temperatures for growing seasons have increased in recent years, producers have looked further afield from the ‘classic’ villages of the Côte. This shift spotlights communes such as Saint-Romain becoming a focal point as the wines yield higher quality than what the region has ever seen before. 

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Chanterêves Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Morgeots'

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Intense yet vibrant orchard fruits, a ripe citrus character, freshly baked bread note and a stoney minerality. A refined and precise acidity runs through the palate offering a crisp and persisting finish. A stunning example of the terroir.

+ Read More

Within the village of Chassagne-Montrachet lies a number of incredible Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. Les Morgeots is the largest Premier Cru within Chassagne, spread across almost 20 lieux-dits (‘named places’, or specific plots) and can act as an ‘umbrella title’ in place of the specific names for the individual plots. Chanterêves source their Les Morgeots from the specific lieux-dit of Les Chaumes from vines that have been certified organic since 2012. Les Morgeots is situated near, and has been named after, the Abbaye de Morgeot at the southern end of the village. Morgeot is thought to come from the Latin for boundary, as this vineyard lies on the edge of the Côted’Or administrative department. Grown on Bathonian limestone, it is free-draining and helps to encourage deep root growth to access mineral-laden water deeper in the ground. 

The specificity of the terroir shines through in the hands of Tomoko and Guillaume for a precise and refined expression balanced by the inherent richness of the vintage.

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