Ever since they took over Domaine La Soufrandière in 2000, ever since they created their small scale « haute couture » merchant business called BRET BROTHERS in 2001 (high quality white wines from the Mâconnais region of Burgundy), this is what has been their credo and a source of vibration and passion : the diversity and richness of the terroirs of Burgundy (locally called « Climats ») and primarily those in the Mâconnais, around one grape variety, Chardonnay.
The 2019 Saint-Véran Climat “La Bonnode” – Ovoïde is aged in concrete eggs for 12 months and six months in stainless steel vat. I actually discern more complexity on the nose compared to the regular cuvée with touches of white chocolate mixing with the yellow plum and orange zest, less menthol here. The palate is more tensile, lively and very focused – it seems to have more animation and energy on the finish. This is just sublime. [93 Points, Neal Martin – November 2021, vinous.com]