Barton & Guestier Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Price: $7.99
Item No. 52209

Winemaker's Notes

The clear, pale color has straw-yellow highlights. The bouquet is both intense and elegant, with hints of flowers and honey. This Chardonnay starts out quite crisp on the palate, but develops an attractive roundness, and a fine balance between richness and acidity. The superb aftertaste is very fresh, with hints of hazelnut and flowers. This wine is best enjoyed young and served well-chilled.

Learn About Barton & Guestier

The company's founder, Thomas Barton, left his native Ireland and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. He was a true adventurer, looking to make his fortune, and founded a shipping company in 1725. The first barrels of wine were naturally exported to Ireland, which, along with Holland, was the biggest market for Bordeaux in the early 18th century. Very quickly, his...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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