Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 - Charles-Henri Bourguignon

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£ 11.50 tax incl.

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 Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Henri de Villamont Eye Yellow gold
Vintage 2011 Nose  Aromas of white flowers and citrus
Appellation Bourgogne Mouth Round, supple and fresh with aromas of ripe yellow fruit
Area Burgundy Drink from Now
Colour White Drink before 2016
Grapes Chardonnay (100%) Open  Open and drink
Type Dry Drinking temperature 13°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…
Soil Clay and limestone
Harvest Manual
Maturing Stainless steel vats
Alcohol 13%

 

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