Origin: Jacques Bourguignon, Négociant-Éleveur
Taste guide: Dry, crisp citrus and green fruit flavours, great minerality, slight buttery finish, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - cork closure
Chablis is one of the most famous white wines in the world. The eponymous region is officially part of Burgundy but being further north the Chardonnay grape produces wines in Chablis that are distinctly different in style, a touch more austere with a beautiful fresh minerality.
As with Burgundy itself, the vast majority of vineyards, some quite small, are individually owned, with almost all wines being made by a négociant-éleveur. This superb Chablis was made by the long established and well respected Jacques Bourguignon.
Select parcels of fruit were vinified and blended to produce the final wine. The colour is a shiny, pale, golden yellow. The nose is crisp and fresh - citrus, orange and grapefruit, green apple fruit, and apple blossom. The palate is light bodied, but full flavoured, lemon, lime, tangerine mingled together and the flavour is as creamy as it is refreshingly tart. The mid-palate brings good minerality and there is a long and lingering buttery finish.
The initial acidity in this Chablis enables it to be drinking perfectly well some 4 years after vintage and this wine has received a full recommendation from a local wine society - as well as from us.
Chablis would cost you anything from around £10 upwards, with the usual supermarket example being more in the £12 range.
Surely the best value on our website currently at just £7.25. But hurry, we have limited stocks.