Laboure Roi Bourgogne Blanc Maximum Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

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Item No. 86881

Winemaker's Notes

Bourgogne Chardonnay takes its sepcific charaacter from where the grapes are grown and how they are vinified. "Maximum" arises from a judicious blend: the Chardonnay grapes from Meursault, with the sensual delight characteristic of its rich soil and long exposure to the sun, are balanced by the slightly syrupy Chardonnay from Beaune and Chassagne that forms this nicely structured blend. The aging in French oak barrels gives the wine subtle accents of vanilla and toast.

Production Area
The Bourgogne Blanc Appelation stretches across the entire Burgundy region from Chablis to Macon. Although there are still very small parcels of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Beurot planted in the Cote d'Or, the wines are virtualy all made from the Chardonnay grape. The majority of these wines come from the Cote d'Or and the Cote-Chalonnaise. For this "Maximum" white Burgundy, Armand Cottin, the owner of Laboure-Roi has left no stone unturned in his quest to create a Bourgogne Blanc that reflects the exceptional quality and style identified with this world-famous wine region.

Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay

Vinification
The grapes are hand harvested, lightly pressed and the juice cooled and left to settle in stainless steel tanks beefore the alcoholic fermentation begins under strictly controlled temperatures to ensure proper extraction of fruit and flavor. "Maximum" Bourgogne Blanc is then matured at least six months in French oak barrels.

Color
Pale yellow heightened by golden glints

Bouquet
Toasted hazelnut, dried fig and dried, candied fruit

Taste
Round and unctuous, with flavors of vanilla and toast

Alcohol
12.5%

Serving Suggestions
Serve chilled but not iced, around 50-52 Farenheit (12-14C). Drink with all forms of cold cuts, snails in garlic, river and sea fish, poultry, white meats and soft cheeses.

Learn About Laboure Roi Map ItMap It

Armand Cottin acquired Laboure-Roi in 1974. From its start in 1832, the small yet prestigious Burgundy negociant house--established in Nuits-Saint-Georges by Messrs. Laboure and Roi--had been firmly rooted in the local winemaking community, enjoying an excellent reputation for its high quality wines. Under the leadership of Armand and his brother Louis who later joined him,...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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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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