Hautes Cotes de Beaune - La Croix Blanche - Domaine Parigot - Burgundy - France
Old vine Chardonnay from Burgundy - a wonderful wine.
Delicate gold colour, with an elegant nose of citrus notes and honey. On palate this is full bodied with lovely lemon and honeyed notes and a seductive creamy texture
Alexandre is the 3rd generation of the Parigot family to run this domaine. The estate was created in 1950 when Georges Parigot bought his first vineyard and his first tractor. It was due to his dedication to producing quality wines he was able to expand the estate by purchasing his first vineyard in the much sought after Pommard appellation. In 1968 Georges' son Regis joined him and continuing their commitment to making the best wines they could these two were able to buy land in some of the best vineyards in the Cotes d'Or namely Pommard "Les Vignots", Pommard "Les Charmots" and Beaune 1er Cru "Les Greves".
It was in the early 1980s that Regis Parigot moved the estate to a purpose build winery which provides optimum conditions and allowing the continued quest for excellence. This was reflected in the many good press reviews and various awards earned both in France, the UK and around the world.
The estate continued to grow. In the 1990s the estate added plots in Pommard "Les Epenots", Pommard "Clos de la Chaniere" and vines in the Clos St Jean in order to produce Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru.
In 2004 Alexandre Parigot joined his father at the domaine. In 2011 Alexandre was awarded the trophy as one the best young winemakers in Burgundy. Today the domaine produces wine from Meloisey, Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Chassagne, Savigny-les-Beaune and Beaune.