Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle

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France  Beaujolais 

Stunningly beautiful - an incredible Chardonnay.

Features Oaked, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Chardonnay
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Chantemerle 2017 75cl cl
£21.05
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle 2013 75cl cl
£21.05
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle 2010 75cl cl
£17.53
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle 2011 75cl cl
£17.53

I know Chardonnay is hard to sell on a niche site like ours, so when I take some there's a reason! This one is just fabulous - I love this wine.

Only 2% of Beaujolais Production is white and a large percentage of this is blended with Chardonnay from Burgundy and labelled Bourgogne Blanc.

This is 100% fruit from Beaujolais which is elegantly oaked in 2nd/3rd and 4th fill barrels. It's rich, warm, fruity, and tongue tingling. 

In youth its led by fresh fruit aromas of pear, citrus and pineapple. With maturity it's honeyed, nutty and complex yet still retains its acidity.

Similar in style to wines of the Maconnais which it's in close proximity to. 

 

Maconnais style but with complexity and freshness
It's one of the best oaked examples of this lesser known style of Chardonnay
Choose it young if you like primary aromas with your Chardonnay or with some maturity if you like the tertiary notes
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Oaked, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Barrel (new)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Chardonnay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic
2017
Product Code 33JL0217
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 7 Dec 2018
Keep Until 2025+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 3 at awhq
22 at bwa
2013
Product Code 3314018
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2018
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 12 at bwa
2009
Product Code 3332150
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
2010
Product Code 3332175
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2018
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 6 at awhq
0 at bwa
2011
Product Code 3313003
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2018
Keep Until 2019+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 7 at bwa
Pan roasted salmon with beurre blanc
Oysters and seafood in youth or more complex flavours with age like mushroom risotto or creamy pasta dishes
Tasting Notes

This wine has a lovely deep lemon/straw colour and is clear as crystal.  On the nose there is plenty of citrus with a hint of sweetness in the background. In the mouth this wine comes alive. It is deep and rich with a delightful creaminess. Although only a few years old, it shows maturity beyond its years. Flavours of apricot, apple, lemon and lime. The light oaking gives a hint of vanilla but no more.

This is an elegant and delicious wine.

Robb says of the 2009 (April 2018): Awesome!

Ben says of the 2010 (August 2018): Another utterly beautiful wine. Closer in style to the 2013 but the rich creaminess comes as a delayed effect rather than being present from the off.

Ben says of the 2011 (August 2018): So different from the 2013. The nose is far lighter and, in the mouth, it seems almost crystalline. The oak seems to have disappeared until the vanilla comes through in the long finish.

Ben says of the 2017 (December 2018): I love the mature Chantemerles but I also love this young, fresh, version. It has yet to develop the creamy lusciousness that years will bestow upon it but it it lovely already. Plenty of pear and citrus on the nose which transfer to the mouth along with pineapple and vanilla. Well balanced and delicious!

2013 Chantmerle tatsed by Anne McHale MW: in 2020 "Nutty, honeyed, with the new oak working in its flavours. 2013 was a vinatge that was marked by freshness and this still has it in volumes. Really beautiful"

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