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1997 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Blanchots

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RATINGS

89-91Robert M. Parker Jr.

... a nose of minerals intermingled with lemon zests. Its medium-bodied character is tightly wound, well-proportioned, and exhibits flavors reminiscent of rock dust, flint, and sun-baked stones.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Blanchot

Blanchot is a 30-acre, Grand Cru vineyard in the appellation of Chablis. It is the most southerly of the seven Chablis Grand Crus, and also faces eastward. The principal proprietors by acreage in Blanchot are Laroche, with 11.25 acres; Vocoret, with 4.25 acres; and Long-Depaquit, with 4.1 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.