Category Archives: chardonnay

Chardonnay Pays d’Oc 2017

Les Vignobles Foncalieu (a union of co-operatives), M. Torecilla, Chardonnay, Extrait de Romarion, IGP Pays d’Oc, Puicheric, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On IGP Pays d’Oc The appellation encompasses a huge area, ~240k ha, including the departments of Aude, Gard, Herault … Continue reading

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Foncalieu Chardonnay Brut NV

Les Vignobles Foncalieu (a union of co-operatives), Les Petites Perles, Chardonnay, Brut, Vin Mousseux de Qualite, France, NV On vin mousseux de qualite, and some notes on sparkling wine made outside Champagne. This wine: lot No. LSB91307 (below rear label), … Continue reading

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Capdepon Blanquette Limoux NV

Michel Capdepon, Domaine des Trois Fontaines, Brut, AOC Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L33184 (on back label), a blend of mauzac, chenin blanc and chardonnay, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, … Continue reading

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Bluebell Hindleap BdB 2009

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Brut, Late Disgorged Blanc de Blanc, Quality Sparkling Wine, East Sussex, England, 2009 This wine: lot No. L6153 (on back label), varietal chardonnay, bottled 06/2009, disgorged 08/2015, at least 69 months lees ageing, bottled 19/06/10 – … Continue reading

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Robert Blanquette de Limoux NV

Robert de Fourn, Carte Ivoire Brut, AOP Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L1011162, a blend of 90% mauzac with chardonnay and chenin blanc, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, 12.5% abv, … Continue reading

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Mestre Santenay 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2013 On AOC Santenay Santenay is the southernmost outpost of the Cote de Beaune, at the border with the Cote Challonaise.  There are no grand crus in the … Continue reading

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Potel Auxey-Duresses 2005

Nicolas Potel, AOC Auxey-Duresses, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2005 On AOC Auxey-Duresses The appellation, like Saint Aubin a few kilometres to the south, lies in a west leading valley above the more prestigious crus of the Cote de … Continue reading

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