The Region: Burgundy
France produces more fine wine than any other country in the world, in large part due to the incredible complexity of the land. The unique climate, terroir, and history of countless locales makes each region vastly different from the next…the very definition of varietal!
Until relatively recent times, the only way to transport wine from the inland, eastern region of Burgundy was by way of donkey-track. As such, Burgundian wines developed in isolation, becoming idiosyncratic, complex, and almost mysterious.
The vineyards of Burgundy have been shaped by that same spirit, consisting of thousands of small holdings dating back to Napoleonic times. In some areas, no two rows were owned by the same farmer. And that individualistic, quirky character is evident in the region’s renowned Chardonnays. Some say that drinking Bordeaux is like doing algebra, while drinking Burgundy is like experiencing a dream.
The Wine: Philosophie Chardonnay
Fitting then, that this classic Burgundian Chardonnay is like a dream from which you never wish to wake. Complex, rich, and layered, this elegant and well-balanced wine made from the king of white grapes sings with bright apple, pear, and fig aromas alongside flavors of peach, lemon, and grapefruit. The lush mouthfeel comes to a smooth, crisp finish with elements of tart apple, sweet vanilla, and toast. With a bold flavor and layers of fruit, this consistently excellent wine complements almost any meal, including grilled chicken, fresh salmon, lobster, or pasta with cream sauces.
RELEASE February 2017 | SWEETNESS Dry | BODY Full