A collaboration between Canadians, Pascal Marchand and Moray Tawse, the Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Blanc is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from 35-year-old vines in the Cote de Beaune. It’s sharp and precise, with an ABV of about 13%. Fresh and lively, it’s a very drinkable wine, with notes of lemon, apple, and tropical fruit. It has a great acidity, and is dry and balanced.
This Bourgogne Blanc from Marchand-Tawse is great to pair with mild, soft cheeses like Gouda or a goat cheese. It’s also great with rich fish; try it with baked salmon. Chardonnay is also wonderful with shellfish. A mussel or clam pasta would be perfect.
Maison Marchand-Tawse is a joint venture formed in 2010 by native Quebecois, Pascal Marchand, who worked in Domaine Comte Armand, and Moray Tawse of the Tawse Winery in Ontario. These two Canadians created this collaboration initially with focus directed on negociant releases, but as dreams and ambitions do, it became much more. Marchand-Tawse is based in Beaune, and produces a range of wines from regional Bourgogne to Grand Cru, from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.