Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Montmains Premier Cru 2008
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: 12.5%
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 and straightforward wine, typical of Chablis. Clear, straw-yellow color, with green reflections. The complex and mineral nose reveals flavors of citrus and white flowers. Clear-cut impression on the palate. Nice balance between texture and mineral sensations; a wide palette of aromas: citrus, vegetal notes such as asparagus or artichoke; even hints of a marine environment.
"A wine that delivers great freshness, a bright lemon and grapefruit character, tautly mineral in character. almost steely, with a pure line of green fruits. Age for 2-3 years."
"A ripe style, with melon, white peach and apple flavors complemented by hints of lemon and stone. Just a tad austere on the finish, but time will help. Best from 2012 through 2020. 200 cases imported."
"Very pale bright yellow. Leesy, slightly reduced aromas of lemon, snap pea, licorice, lanolin and white pepper, with a saline note of oyster shell. Broad and tactile, with laid-back flavors of lemon, menthol, minerals and crushed stone. Saline and very dry but not at all hard. In fact, this is downright suave."
International Wine Cellar
"Leesy aromas, with powerful flavors of lemon and lemon curd, this wine's intense acidity needs several years in bottle to relent. It broadens with air, growing supple, the course it will likely take with age."
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Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance.
A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...
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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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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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