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Master Vintner™ Limited Edition 2016: Philosophie Chardonnay


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Philosophie Chardonnay:
Complex, rich, layered, an elegant and thoughtful white driven by fruit and classic structure

Limited Edition kits come from the peak of the vintage: Master Vintner searches the world for the very best grapes and juices, from prestigious vineyards in the best growing regions. Competition for these grapes is fierce, and supply is limited: we can make only a small number of these truly exceptional kits, once a year


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Master Vintner Limited Edition 2016: Philosophie Chardonnay

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The Region: Burgundy

master vintner burgundy wine 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

Ripeness governs Chardonnay’s character: in the hot sun of the new world it can be soft and lazy, but grown in France it shows both rich fullness and characters of lemon, apple, peaches and figs, along with well-finessed aromas of sweet vanilla, cream, beeswax and minerality.

Between lush mouthfeel and a smooth finish it’s tempting to drink alone, but the firm acidity and bold fruit complements a wide range of foods—try semi-soft cheeses, herbed fish dishes, grilled vegetables, and seafood (especially lobster!) Keep this wine in mind for holiday entertaining, as nothing tames a turkey like a rich, satisfying Chardonnay.

RELEASED  February 2017 | SWEETNESS Dry | BODY Full

Additional Information
Support Documents:No
Wine StyleWhite
Includes grape skin pack?Yes
Geographical Style/OriginFrance
Primary GrapeChardonnay
Wine Kit Yield6 Gallons
Labels IncludedNo
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Great product
I received this kit on Feb 7th and I must say it is of very high quality. The juice is of very high quality and I expect a great tasting Chardonnay to emerge. I am currently in secondary fermentation and the taste is already taking shape. Overall there is a very fruity, citrus aroma. While I plan to age this wine for a good 6-9 months, I look forward to the end product (I'm sure I'll sneak a taste hear and there).

Btw.. the description on the site says there are grapeskins, but there are actually no grape skins in this kit.
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February 16, 2017
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What volume of grapes is included in this kit?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Its about 2.5 gallons of grape juice. No whole grapes or grape skins.

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