Category Archives: chardonnay

Pio Cesare Piodilei Langhe 2011

Pio Cesare, Chardonnay, Piodilei, DOC Langhe, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 About Langhe DOC The Langhe DOC requires a wine labelled as chardonnay, to be based upon at least 85% chardonnay grapes. This wine: varietal chardonnay, barrel fermented, then aged on the … Continue reading

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Bluebell Hindleap BdB 2008

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Brut, Late Disgorged Blanc de Blanc, Quality Sparkling Wine, England, 2008 This wine: varietal chardonnay, bottled 06/2009, disgorged 08/2015, minimum time on the lees of 74 months, natural mushroom cork closure, 11.5% abv, ex-producer, ~£35 (05/16) … Continue reading

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Vignes de L’Arque Amelie 2014

Les Vignes de l’Arque, Cuvee Amelie, IGP Pays d’Oc, Gard, France, 2014 This wine: a chardonnay dominated blend, with 15% roussanne and 5% sauvignon blanc; chardonnay and roussanne fermented then aged in oak for a few months, the sauvignon blanc … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC Blanc 2015

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, IGP Val de Montferrand, Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2015 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long-standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to the … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2010

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2010. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very good PC. … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2011

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some  comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very … Continue reading

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Brocard Montmains Chablis 2013

Jean-Marc Brocard, Montmains, AOC Chablis Premier Cru, Yonne, Burgundy, France, 2013 This wine: varietal chardonnay, Diam 10 agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, en France, €23 (09/16) Consumer tasting note: a strident nose of ripe citrus and stewed apple edged with warmer … Continue reading

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