Vigneron Jean Montanet’s time working with Raveneau in Chablis comes home to roost with this wine. It’s a 100% Chardonnay from Vezelay – the vineyard is surrounded by forest and set on old fossil-filled limestone. Lots of biodiversity around. A thoughtful producer taking time to produce wines of great expression and purity. Les Saulniers vineyard is a beautiful parcel of land situated on an old road once used by salt smugglers, who extracted contraband salt from the water at the nearby “Fontaines Salées”. This wine was bottled in March after spending approximately six months in vats. It has a liveliness and freshness that is very appealing for such an elegant wine.