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2015 Val de Loire Chardonnay

Éric Chevalier

2015 Val de Loire Chardonnay Éric Chevalier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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The Pays Nantais, land of Muscadet, may not be known for Chardonnay, but Éric Chevalier has earned a reputation for the fresh, clean rendition of the grape he crafts at his family estate. Since taking the reins from his father a decade ago, Éric has ambitiously implemented new ideas in order to improve the domaine’s wines: gradually eliminating the use of herbicide, plowing the soils, and effecting other sustainable practices for an eventual conversion to organic viticulture. Consequently, his wines express greater complexity and finesse each vintage, all while maintaining their budget-friendly appeal. This Chardonnay is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and ages in tank before being bottled unfiltered. The nose is floral with suggestions of crisp apple and pear, while the palate shows the same saline, mineral quality we expect from Muscadet—a clear marker of its Atlantic terroir. We recommend keeping a bottle in the fridge at all times in the event of an impromptu apéritif. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Chardonnay
  • Appellation Vin de Pays du Val de Loire
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Vineyard 10 - 15 years, 3 ha
  • Soil Serpentinite, eclogite, quartz
  • Winemaker Éric Chevalier
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 11%





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