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2014 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Vau de Vey

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April 28, 2024 - $36

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RATINGS

91Wine Enthusiast

This is a beautifully pure wine with good acidity and a very crisp texture. It's all about fresh citrus while keeping a place for the tight, cool character of this vineyard. The end shows grapefruit and steeliness in equal combination.

89-91Stephen Tanzer

Crushed stone, white flowers and lime on the nose, plus a touch of reduction. Dense and saline on the palate, boasting an attractively pliant texture to its white peach and nectarine flavors. Finishes with good lift and length.

17Jancis Robinson

Invitingly creamy/leesy on the nose with a wild herbal character I associate with wild ferment, just very slightly smoky, but with citrus underneath. Rich and chewy and beautifully balanced between depth and freshness. Long and mouth-watering too.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Vau de Vey

Chablis is the northernmost region of Burgundy, located just 110 miles southeast of Paris. It is also one of the region’s most historic, and by some measures most under-rated, appellations. In the 19th century Chablis included 100,000 acres of vineyards and supplied Paris with much of its red and white wine. Today Chablis has just 7,000 acres of AOC vineyards, having lost many to the 19th century phylloxera scourge. Chablis is admired by white wine cognoscenti, however, for its Chardonnays, which are notably different from the Chardonnays produced further south. Chardonnay is the only grape grown for the Chablis appellation – there are no red wines. Chablis has seven Grand Cru vineyards and twenty-two Premier Crus. Given its northern location, harvests are not dependable in Chablis. But in good years the wines are generally described as “flinty,” meaning more acidic, steely, austere and mineral tasting than the fuller, fruitier Chardonnays of the Côte d’ Or. In the 20th century, Chablis’ wider recognition as a venerable wine-producing region suffered from the fact that bulk wine producers in California and Australia made unappealing white jug wine blends of various white grapes, rarely including Chardonnay, which they marketed as “Chablis.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Premier 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.