Domaine Billard Hautes Côtes de Beaune"La Justice" Blanc 2019
Domaine Billard Père et Fils is located in Rochepot, 15 km south of Beaune near Saint Aubin Village Since 1999, Jérôme Billard represents the fourth generation to manages this family estate, their largest holdings are in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. All the farming work happens in reasoned cultivation without weeding and without pesticides. Add to this the use of natural yeasts and you get the domain's goal - express the typicality of the terroirs. Here, tradition and innovation are combined to get the most of the vineyards.
Domaine Billard produce pure wines that express their place of origin. The 2019 "La Justice" comes from a single parcel tucked up behind Saint-Aubin. The soil is heavy with limestone and the temperature is generally a degree or two cooler than the grander vineyards just to the east. This is beautifully aromatic and leaning to the savory side, full of lemon peel and something like chamomile. On the palate there are more white flowers, green herbs and lemon pith and a feeling of breadth and weight up front that tightens in the finish, leaving a clear stony finish.