Tuesday, March 19th | Lesson #2: French Chardonnay
Featured Wines: Vocoret, 'Les Bas de Chapelot' Chablis 2016, Thomas Morey, 1er Cru Chassagne-Montrachet 2016, Tissot, Chardonnay 'Mailloche' Jura 2015
Overview: Chablis, Burgundy, Jura.
Burgundy is France’s most confusing wine region. It’s one long and gentle rolling hill covered in grapes. White Burgundy or “Bourgogne Blanc” is all about Chardonnay. Within Burgundy, there are over thirty small towns, and each small town consists of many small vineyards. Each of those vineyards has a different name and produces wines with a slightly different taste, even though they grow the same exact grape. Those differences can be attributed to different soils and different amounts of sun. Got it? Well, there are two other areas which we think make great Chardonnay too- Chablis which you may know and the Jura, which is blowing up. The wines all are drastically different and likely you’ll enjoy them all. You should, at least.