What it says on the back of the bottle:
Origin: Produced in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy which is well-suited to the Chardonnay grape. It is made without oak contact to maximize the vibrant flavor.
Grape: 100% unoaked Chardonnay
Flavor: Bright and crisp, with notes of apple; a classic expression of this Burgundy grape.
Pairings: Perfect as an aperitif or with shellfish, crab cakes, or goat cheese.
The wine was a clear light straw in the glass with no signs of effervescence.
The nose was moderate with signs of fresh apple/pear and florals.
Tart with apple and melon flavors.
Smooth, medium finish that coats the tongue and has honey flavors
The scent of the wine was floral (which usually means I won’t like it; I’m not particularly a fan of drinking perfume…). I did smell some hints of apple along with the florals. Or maybe every time I’ve smelled florals, I should have been smelling apples… I dunno.
The taste was tart with some sweetness. There were tastes of apple and honeydew. The finish was enjoyable and smooth with a continuation of honeydew dissolving into just honey. I enjoyed the way the finish seemed to coat my tongue.
Ultimately, this wine reminded me of both Reislings and Pinot Grigios. I haven’t had many Chardonnays I like, but this is one I enjoyed and would like to explore more unoaked Burgundies.
Rating: I liked it.
Why: it tasted better than most Chardonnays I’ve had.
Sittings to finish: 2
Best way to describe this wine to a non wine drinker: slipping into cool, perfectly tucked 1 billion thread count sheets at a fancy hotel.
Varietal(s): 100 % Chardonnay
Bought from: Jewel-Osco
Paired with: coconut milk-steamed rice (if you’ve never tried this, you really should…) and seasoned vegetables.
Wife’s rating: I didn’t like the wine in general, but I liked the aftertaste.