Chablis is one of the best recognized wine regions and styles of the world, and La Chablisienne is a quality and volume leader in the production of wines from this famous corner of northeastern France. Situated approximately half way between Paris and Beaune, the winegrowing region of Chablis totals over 20,000 acres of vineyard grown in areas surrounding 20 different villages. La Chablisienne accounts for about 25% of this vineyard acreage, and is the only producer to make wine from each of these 20 villages. Originally founded in 1923, this cooperative winery produces an extensive and renowned line-up of Chablis wines which are widely exported to virtually every major wine market around the world. This name is not just famous for the important volumes of wine it produces, but also for continuing to set new benchmarks for quality and style. Emphasizing the importance of terroir by producing wines climat by climat (carrying out fermentations in small lots, plot by plot), La Chablisienne carries out its production in a way more typical of much smaller artisan producers.
2013 BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY
Burgundy, including the northern region of Chablis, is the global homeland of Chardonnay. While La Chablisienne is a producer famous for their refreshing, mineral-driven wines from the chalk rich soils of Chablis proper, the Bourgogne Blanc is a blend of Chardonnay from the entire Burgundy region. Full of zesty green fruit and white florality, this is a perfect wine for both the new, curious Chardonnay drinker, and the ardent fan.
The green tree fruit and mouth-watering acidity make this Chardonnay ideal for pairing with lighter fare; especially seafood, poultry, and cream-based dishes. The acidity will also cut throughd the richness in creamy cheeses and foie gras perfectly.
“An inviting nose that suggests quite intense ripe apple with plum, and a hint of vanilla. This has lots of flavour and is crafted in a lighter style, but still has depth, presence and a lovely mouthfeel. Crisp, fresh and driven by a fine acidity, this really over-delivers. Long and delicious.”
LCBO Vintages Tasting Panel
Producer: La Chablisienne
Wine: Bourgogne Chardonnay
Origin: Burgundy, France
LCBO #: 455147
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