A few weeks ago I heard someone in the wine shop say..."I can't stand Chablis! To much butter, not enough oak." I didn't even know what to say. I tried to educate them a bit but they no understand me. Guess it must be my accent.
Chablis is one of those wines that are overlooked by so many Americans due to the fact that we watched our parents and grand parents chugging the hooch made by Carlo Rossi. Twenty years ago I was completely guilty. The name Chablis reminded me of that rot-guy juice my grandpa Trino would drink at dinner, we would also drink Carlo Rossi Burgundy.
Today it's different and if you show up...you'll see why. No we are going to start off slow then work our way up to the Grand Cru life.
2016 Domaine Chantemerle Boudin Chablis La Chantemerle - Aromas of fresh herbs, white blossoms, chalk dust. Re ned, pure, lively; avors of lemons, limes, sea salt.
2015 Domaine Romain Collet Chablis Les Pargues - Les Pargues is a special site, the southern neighbor of Butteaux and Forêts, with a mirroring southeast exposure. Besides Romain, we have encountered only two other producers who make Les Pargues. This vineyard is beginning to make a good name for itself and will become familiar “somm” talk in the next decade. All steel from beginning to end (no lees stirring), Les Pargues has all the things we love about a fine Chablis: the cream, soft lees, and tart fruit balanced by a thrilling “rock-paper-scissors” tension. Les Pargues – get it while you can!
2015 Remoissenet Père et Fils Chablis 1er Cru 'Fourchaume - Aromas of lemon blossoms, yellow peach and crushed stones. Smooth, silky; avors of pear, warm lemon, sea salt. Hints of white pepper on the finish.
2015 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis - Loaded with the classic mineral of the region, but its defining characteristics the brush of lemony acidity that simply lasts and lasts.
2016 Domaine Gerard Tremblay 1er Cru Montmains Chablis - Green apple flavours with stony minerality; dry, fresh acidity; good depth of flavour and balance.
Something tells me these wines will work perfect when the heat rolls around.
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