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François Mikulski Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnaytext
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François Mikulski Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnay 2019

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). They have been the caretakers of these 1.5 hectares of chardonnay vines since 1992, from two parcels of lower slope, organically farmed vines planted in 1986 and 2005, bordering Meursault. This was aged in oak barrels for 10 months, and then drawn off and tightened in tanks for 2 months prior to bottling. This shares the neighbouring appellation's grandeur, with an expansive palate of crystalline lemon, perfumed white florals, Rainier cherry, ripe pear, and toast, bedded with a riveting buzz of stony minerality which drives through the lingering finish. Lovely balance of generosity and cut, this is drinking smartly now, and with time ahead. Great find.Tasted: 03 January 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 60.00 private wine stores Producer: François MikulskiDistributors: Bonvida Wines
Grape: Chardonnay