A Duo of French Chardonnays

A Duo of French Chardonnays

Published by The Wine Emporium on 9th Sep 2021

We are pretty sure we found the two best value and most quintessential examples of white Burgundy in their respective appellations on the market right now, and we are very happy to present them to you! Even though they are both made from the Chardonnay grape, they could not be more different - the 2019 Clotilde Davenne from the cool climate of Chablis is refreshingly light, mineral and classic, while on the other end of the spectrum the 2019 Bonhomme Viré-Clessé from the Mâconnais is rich and silky in texture. Both wines offer so much for the money and are bound to disappear quickly!

2019 Clotilde Davenne Chablis - $49 per bottle ; RRP $58

Clotilde Davenne's Chablis vines, now over 40 years old, are located in the village of Courgis, just south of the town of Chablis. The vineyard is a steep slope of Kimmeridgian soil peppered with fossilised oysters from when the sea covered the Paris Basin 150 million years ago. Clotilde farms her vineyards organically, although her Domaine isn’t certified. This is a quintessentially classic Chablis of tension, focus and elegance. Clotilde has nailed the delicate balancing act between fruit flavour and intensity, fresh but not sharp acidity, and the region's prized minerality. Excellent, perfect for the Chablis purists!

2019 André Bonhomme Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes - $49 per bottle ; RRP $58

Established in 1956, Bonhomme was the first Domaine in the now famous region of Viré-Clessé in the Mâconnais department of Burgundy. Fruit for this Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes comes from vineyards between 70-95 years of age grown on clay over limestone soil that have been managed organically since 2001. Exotic and expressive on the nose and with excellent complexity for its level, this is a full and hearty white Burgundy that flows easily and lusciously over the palate the moment the cork is pulled. Despite its richness the wine is nicely grounded by a gentle stony minerality. There is so much to like here!

If you have any questions, or if you wish to purchase this wine, please use the links above or contact us on (07)32521117 or email sales@thewineemporium.com.au Prices valid until stock runs out or Friday 10th of September 2021.

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