Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2011

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

$14.99
Item No. 129359
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • BH90
  • V88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

It will reveal notes of white fruit such as peach, with a mineral structure. In the mouth, a stony sensation complements this pure, rounded wine. Both fruity and mineral this fine wine expresses all the typicality of the terroir and can be enjoyed after 1 to 5 years.

Perfect with a seafood platter, it can also be a perfect aperitif.

Critical Acclaim

"This is more typical, aromatically speaking, with its expressive nose of iodine, lemon rind and layered green fruit aromas. There is good richness and solid mid-palate density to the seductively textured flavors that possess good verve on the agreeably tangy and lingering finish. This more firmly structured effort offers fine quality for what it is."
90 Points

"Lemon, smoke, butter, spices and white flowers emerge from the 2011 Chablis. A blend of premier crus from the left bank, the Chablis captures a highly attractive middle ground between the richness of the year and the inherent minerality of Chablis. It should drink nicely upon release. Range: 87-88"
88 Points

Learn About Domaine Louis Michel et Fils

Chablis was made famous by the merchants of Beaune. In the early eighteenth century, Beaune meant red burgundy; Chablis meant white. This caught on and around the world. Chablis became a synonym for dry white wine. Today, Domaine Louis Michel is one of the leading family-held estates in Chablis, not only in terms of production, but also in the reputation they have gained as...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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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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