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Chablis Les Vaudevey
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Chablis Les Vaudevey

AC 1er cru, Julien Brocard, 2017

750 ml
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Domaine Julien Brocard
Origin: France / Bourgogne / Chablis
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Article nr. 11175717
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Domaine Julien Brocard
Origin: France / Bourgogne / Chablis

Description

The Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaudevey has one of the most floral bouquets from Julien Brocard, dandelion and peony aromas complementing the lemon curd and quince, with flecks of white chocolate emerging over time. The palate is fresh and saline on the entry. There is a crisp line of acidity here and it is sappy in the mouth with a brisk, marine-influenced finish. This is a finely tuned Vaudevey to enjoy over the next 7 or 8 years.

Attributes

Origin: France / Bourgogne / Chablis
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Maturity: 1 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Whitefish fillets à la meunière, Grilled fish, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Crispy roast chicken, Succulent chicken breast with cream sauc, Coquilles Saint Jacques on lentils
Vinification: fermentation with grapes' own yeast, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in steel tank
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

Regions

Bourgogne

Burgundy: home of the crus

Burgundy and Bordeaux are France’s most prestigious wine regions. Nonetheless, they are completely distinct in character: while Bordeaux, as the land of the chateaux, enjoys an aristocratic image, Burgundy has retained its rustic agrarian structure. Burgundy stretches for over 200 kilometres, from Dijon in the north to Lyon in the south. In a highly complex jigsaw of the most diverse of terroirs, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir demonstrate the subtle ways in which they embody their sources.

Subregions

Chablis

Chablis: the pure finesse of Chardonnay

Nowhere is the Chardonnay variety as clearly recognizable as in the Chablis appellation, with its approximately 5,000 hectares of vineyard area. It is the pronounced acidity that lends the wines their dancing finesse and crispness. Sitting at 48 degrees latitude, and with extraordinary limestone-marl soils, the area has long been seen as France's “cool climate” region par excellence. Despite a warming climate, Chablis wines still retain their charmingly cool freshness.

Grape varieties

Chardonnay

King or beggar?

Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.