Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Butteaux Premier Cru 2010
Chardonnay from Chablis, France
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
A fresh nose with caramelized apple and toasted notes, alongside wet stone and forest floor aromas. The mouth is energetic with a delicious finish.
"The 2010 Chablis Butteaux is gorgeous. It shows none of the angularity of the 2011. Instead, layers of rich, intense fruit caress the palate in a seamless expression of the vintage that is striking. The Butteaux isn’t a hugely complex wine, but it has fabulous balance and plenty of juiciness. Today it comes across as relatively accessible within the context of the year. There is a lot of fruit, but less in the way of overt minerality. "
The Wine Advocate
"A more obviously Chablis nose offers up notes of green fruit, iodine and shellfish where the latter two elements can also be found on the rich, intense and admirably precise flavors that possess good dry extract levels as well as solid power on the saline-infused and moderately austere finish that displays fine balance. Lovely."
"Good bright, pale yellow. Pure, subtle nose melds peach, pineapple and white flowers. Showing less body than the Forets but well-integrated acidity gives precision to the middle palate. Fresh, citrussy flavors carry through to the lightly saline, dusty finish, which shows sneaky persistence. Very successful for this bottling, which Gicqueau-Michel told me he often finds a bit rustic. "
International Wine Cellar
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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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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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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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