By Duane Pemberton
The word, Chablis, invokes thoughts of wonderful, lively white wines that have become a gold-standard for quality the world over. This region, located in the northernmost part of Burgundy, thrives on producing Chardonnay that many have come to think of as the best in the world so it was with a lot of interest to check out this wine and see what it offers up for the money.
- Appellation: Chablis A.O.C.
- Region: Burgundy, Côteaux du Chablisien
- Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay
- Average Vine Age: 25 years
- Soil: Kimmeridgian limestone and marl
- Harvest: By hand and machine
- Vinification: 100% stainless steel fermented
- Maturation: Aged sur lies in tank for 10-12 months
- Price: $16
Nose: Orange peel, wet modeling clay. hazelnuts, spiced banana peel, green apple, mango and a hint of creamsicle.
Taste: A very clean chardonnay that has nice fruit good acid and that gorgeous, “leesy” not that sense of good “greenness” to the wine – I really like it. Its finish is bright, with nice acidity and hangs out quite nicely.