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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 2011
Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 125902)
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PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Domaine de Bernier 2011 Chardonnay has green apple, lemon zest, and toasty aromas. Round, minerally, with the same green apple flavor, but also edging more towards slightly tropical fruits, like mango and babana.

Pair with grilled lobster, fish with sauce, chicken curry and hard cheeses.

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About Domaine de Bernier:

Bernier Chardonnay is an estate-bottled wine from the Couillaud brothers of Château de la Ragotière, from vineyards just outside the appellation of Muscadet. They are separated only by a small road and the soil is almost identical to that of Muscadet, a heavy clay with a little bit of chalk.

Here’s what the critics have had to say about past vintages of Bernier Chardonnay:

"This wine, made outside of Muscadet by one of that appellation’s high quality producers, the Couillauds, does a fine job of impersonating a Chablis. There is enough Chardonnay character to please fans of that varietal, but thereal hallmark of this wine is its crisp, elegant, steely, mineral, and citrusy personality. It is impossible to find a wine of this type from California, Australia, or South America. A refreshing, lively wine, it will drink beautifully with light fish dishes, or served as an aperitif."

Robert M. Parker, Jr, THE WINE ADVOCATE