By: Morgan Laurie
K&L Staff Member
Chateau Vitallis is an estate known for old vines, some of which are over 65 years old. The Chardonnay vines for this Macon Fuisse are 35 years old and grow on limestone rich soil, a preferable growing partner for Chardonnay. Vitallis utilizes natural fermentation in stainless steel and matures the wine on its fine lees for 6 months to preserve the fruit character and freshness. The use of oak is nuanced and provides a delicate toasty aroma and soft, round palate. It smells rich and complex like roasted apples, Meyer lemon curd, and crushed seashells. This wine is really lovely and far exceeds its extremely reasonable price point.