Category Archives: chardonnay

Domaine Monnier Meursault 2015

Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils, Vielles Vigne, AOC Meursault, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2015 Burgundy labels explained. This wine: lot No. L.03 (on front label), varietal chardonnay, new French oak, 13% abv, coated natural cork closure, Waitrose -25% offer, £27 (04/19). … Continue reading

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Vilmart PC Grand Cellier NV

Vilmart & Cie (NM), Brut, Grand Cellier, PC, Rilly la Montagne, Marne, Grand Est, France, NV This wine: Lot No. LGC08-17 (on back label), disgorged 08/17; organic; a blend of 70% chardonnay with pinot noir, fermentation (no MLF) and maturation … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV On DOCG Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta. In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and … Continue reading

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Latour Macon-Lugny 2016

Maison Louis Latour, Les Genievres, AOC Macon-Lugny, Maconnais, Saone et Loire, Burgundy, France, 2016 On the Maconnais The Maconnais is the southern-most sub-region of Burgundy, with the Beaujolais crus bordering to the south, and the city of Lyon beyond. The … Continue reading

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Sonoma Chardonnay 2014

La Crema, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, Wine of USA, California, USA, 2014 This wine: lot No. not found, varietal chardonnay, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13.5% abv, Ann et Vin, £22 (01/19) Consumer tasting note: barrel fermented Californian chardonnay, with almost … Continue reading

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Ch. Bethanie Cremant de Jura NV

Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois (a co-op), Chateau Bethanie, Brut, AOC Cremant de Jura, Arbois, Jura, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, NV On Cremant de Jura [1,2] Made an AOC in 1995, both white, ~90% of production (oft varietal chardonnay), and pink (oft varietal pinot … Continue reading

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Cousino Macul white Chile 2013

Cousino-Macul, Finis Terrae, Upper Maipo Valley, Central Valley, Chile, 2013 On Chile (courtesy of The Wine Society), Chilean wine regions map. This wine: lot No. L14230 22, a blend of 65% chardonnay, 30% riesling and 5% viognier; aged 8 months … Continue reading

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