2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Les Truffières was the first Kermit Lynch wine I ever tasted, back at Cloverleaf Fine Wine in Royal Oak, Michigan, and it spurred my incredible journey into the world of wine. At the time, I was heavily into craft beer and could hardly discern a Chardonnay from a Sauvignon Blanc, let alone the subtle differences within a wine region. But in that moment, this Chablis taught me the importance of terroir and how wines must be true to their sense of place. As we watch many wines of the world trend toward uniformity, sterility, and safety, Les Truffières seems fearlessly authentic. While its steely minerality and focused acidity are expected in any good Chablis, the subtle hint of black truffle and the waxy texture clearly reveal this wine’s unique sense of place.
|Winemaker:||Gilles & Romain Collet|
|Vineyard:||20 years, 1.26 ha|
|Aging:||After being raised in stainless steel for 10 months, wine spends 3 months in demi-muid barrels (600-L)|
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
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