Alice’s iconic Chardonnay comes from a parcel of forty year old vines planted over Jurassic marls in La Mailloche.
Pressed directly, it spent eighteen months aging in old barrels. Showing the site’s pedigree, every little detail is in place and this is exactly the kind of lean, crystalline Chardonnay that made us fall in love with the Jura in the first place. With impeccable balance and length, this might just be the best Pamina yet.
The name comes from the lovers Pamina and Tamino in Mozart’s rationalist enlightenment opera The Magic Flute.
There is a pleasant level of oxidative quality (from the time it has spent in old wooden barrels) in this beautifully balanced wine that displays hazelnuts and sherry aromas alongside a zing of citrus and vibrant minerality which is derived from the Jurassic marls in which the vines thrive. This is a lively wine that begs to be served with just about any food you like!