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The Thrilling Diversity of Chardonnay

The Thrilling Diversity of Chardonnay

by Tom Wolf by Tom Wolf

6-Bottle Sampler 6-Bottle Sampler

The Thrilling Diversity of Chardonnay

The Thrilling Diversity of Chardonnay

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$180.00 $225.00
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Chardonnay has continued to flourish in recent years to such an extent that you could drink nothing but wines from this grape all summer and still have an enlivened and curious palate in a few months’ time. While most closely associated with its home of Burgundy, sublime Chardonnay can now be found throughout the cooler climates of France and Italy, from the Pays Nantais, just south of Brittany, to the Adriatic’s Gulf of Trieste.
     Take, for instance, Edi Kante’s uncommonly delicate rendition from the Carso in northeastern Italy. Whispers of sea breeze and lemon zest make this an ideal bottling for the next time you crack open a dozen oysters or sear scallops. Eric Chevalier’s pure and unfussy Val de Loire bottling offers a touch more generosity and orchard fruit, making it suitable for just about any ice bucket in close proximity to a grill or lobster bake. And from the Beaujolais, a source of increasingly serious and delicious Chardonnay, comes the Thévenets’ misleadingly named Terrain Rouge, a beautifully floral blanc showing that not just the region’s reds deliver intoxicating aromas.
     Even within Burgundy, there are more beautiful and diverse expressions of the grape than ever. You no doubt know the briny, oyster-shell charms of Chablis like Costal’s Les Truffières. But there are outstanding relative newcomers, like Valentin Montanet’s crisp and joyous Vézelay or the Guillemot family’s Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, an elegant cuvée from one of the most exciting, up-and-coming appellations in the Côte d’Or.

Sampler Includes:

2022 Chardonnay • Éric Chevalier $22.00
2022 Vézelay “La Piècette” • Domaine de la Cadette $38.00
2021 Beaujolais Blanc “Terrain Rouge” • Jean-Paul et Charly Thévenet $39.00
2022 Chablis “Les Truffières” • Henri Costal $39.00
2020 Venezia Giulia Chardonnay • Kante $43.00
2022 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc “Le Mont et Forêt” • Pierre Guillemot $44.00

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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