Style: Dry, Full Bodied
Rochebin Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay ’17
Vinification: took place over a 15 day fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. No malolactic fermentation took place. However the wine was aged on the fine lees for 4‐5 months, followed by racking and fining. This provides a full, ripe palate without an overly round style.
Tasting notes: Pretty, sustained yellow hue with green tints, nice ripe aromas of citrus (grapefruit) and hazelnut on the nose, fresh on the palate, with lovely long‐lasting flavors.
Food pairing: As an aperitif, served in a kir, or paired with shellfish and grilled fish.
About the Winery
Domaine de Rochebin is situated at an altitude of 1,476 feet on hilltop overlooking the Saône plain, in the lieu-dit “en Normant”, close to Azé, a town renowned for its prehistoric caves. The domaine’s coat of arms features the skull of a lion reminiscent of the great lion found in one of the caves. The wooded hillside of Azé borders the town of Cluny, whose abbey was one of the leading sites of medieval Christianity. Most of the vineyards belonging to the domaine come from the abbey’s former properties. As far back as the year 1000, its monks were laboring in the vineyards.
The diversity of the 115 acres of vines owned by this domaine enable it to grow all the prestigious Burgundy grape varieties.
The Marillier family have been vine-growers from father to son since 1921. In 1991, Jean-Pierre Marillier handed the domaine over to its new owner, his son Mikaël, an enthusiastic young producer with a promising future. The domaine has nine full time employees.