Chateau de Lavernette Beaujolais Blanc 2017
The commune of Leynes and its old four-story Château de Lavernette are right at the crossroads of Beaujolais and the Mâconnais, where a Chardonnay vineyard sits in limestone soil for its Beaujolais Blanc. Chardonnay only accounts for about 3% of the production in Beaujolais, showing a slightly sleeker profile than its Pouilly- Fuisse neighbor. Bright apple, caramel, pear, jackfruit, and wet slate. Crisp, minerally and expressive.