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François Mikulski Côte d'Or
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François Mikulski Côte d'Or 2017

Côte d'Or, Burgundy, FranceFrançois Mikulski’s father was Lieutenant Mieczyslaw Mikulski, an escapee from occupied Poland in 1939, fleeing to England and joining the Resistance troops of the Free Polish Forces. It was there he met his future wife, a Burgundian working on an English army base. They moved to Brussels where François was born and raised. François spent his formative summers in Burgundy, where he fell in love with wine culture (fortunately for us). From a 1.5 ha organically farmed vineyard planted in 1986 and 2005 by François on the borders of Meursault, this was aged in oak for 10 months prior to two months in stainless to tighten. Lemon, cream, white peach, and fine spice rule this gently plump, medium bodied white, nonchalant in its demeanour, but serious in its intent. Fine, tight minerals linger on the finish. Finely corseted to hold in its centre, this is a serious entry-level wine that reflects its pedigree. Grows in the glass, so give this young wine airtime / a decant.Tasted: 14 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine shops Producer: François MikulskiDistributors: Bonvida Wines
Grape: Chardonnay