The full-bodied 2009 Calcaire, brilliant silver straw in hue, has intense aromas
of apple blossom, pear, and integrated oak spice, with hints of vanilla and
crème brûlée. Bright, vibrant flavors of pear, apple and soft citrus over a core of
minerality are layered with touches of brown spice and nuances of cream. This
delicious Chardonnay has a rich, silky texture and long finish and is blessed
by balanced acidity and structure, which will allow it to develop additional
complexity with bottle age.
This rich, full-bodied Chardonnay calls for scrumptiously prepared, equally rich
seafood dishes, with buttery, creamy pastas and earthy mushroom-infused food.