Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 - Charles-Henri Bourguignon


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To be honest, we have rarely experienced so much pleasure from a “simple” Bourgogne Chardonnay. Amazing aromas of ripe yellow fruit and a great balance; a very typical Chardonnay. For Your Sommelier, this is definitely above average quality for this kind of price. This entry level white says it all about the quality of the domain's wines.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainHenri de VillamontEyeYellow gold
Vintage2011Nose Aromas of white flowers and citrus
AppellationBourgogneMouthRound, supple and fresh with aromas of ripe yellow fruit
AreaBurgundyDrink fromNow
ColourWhiteDrink before2016
GrapesChardonnay (100%)Open Open and drink
TypeDryDrinking temperature13°C
    
Food pairing
A pure wine of pleasure to drink at the aperitif or with a meal. White fish, asparagus or veal would be an ideal companion.
 
A word about the domain
Maison Henri de Villamont was founded in 1889 in Savigny-lès-Beaune and has been part of the Swiss group Schenk since 1964. Heavy investments have been made in the last decade by the group to develop the potential of this domain and its négociant range. One was to hire Pierre Jehan, a highly recognised Burgundy winemaker, in order to get that incredible consistent quality in their wines. Villamont produces reds and whites both from their own domain and from meticulously sourced grapes they buy form partner vineyards. Today, their wines are exported all around the world and can be found in the best Michelin-starred restaurant, which obviously speaks for itself.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 1* (Good production)
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilClay and limestone
HarvestManual
MaturingStainless steel vats
Alcohol13%

 

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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 - Charles-Henri Bourguignon

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 - Charles-Henri Bourguignon

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