Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle

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France  Beaujolais 

Stunningly beautiful - an incredible Chardonnay.

Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Features Oaked, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
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Beaujolais Villages Blanc Chantemerle 2020 75cl cl
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Beaujolais Villages Blanc Chantemerle 2019 75cl cl
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Beaujolais Villages Blanc Chantemerle 2018 75cl cl
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Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle 2013 75cl cl
£22.27
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Why We Have It

It's one of the best oaked examples of this lesser known style of Chardonnay

Why Choose This?

Choose it young if you like primary aromas or with some maturity if you like the tertiary notes

What to expect

Maconnais style with complexity and freshness

More about

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. 

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

Wine Details

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Jérome Lacondemine
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Oaked, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Beaujolais Villages
Vineyard Chantemerle
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Chardonnay
Composition 100% Chardonnay
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic

Serving Suggestions

Serve not too cold, take out of the fridge, open and give time to breathe.
Oysters and seafood in youth or more complex flavours with age like mushroom risotto or creamy pasta dishes. Pan roasted salmon with beurre blanc - well, anything with beurre blanc and it's worth sacrificing a little of the wine to the beurre blanc.

Tasting Notes

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.

Flavours of apricot, apple, lemon and lime. The light oaking gives a hint of vanilla but no more.

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.

This is an elegant and delicious wine.

Vintage 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.

Vintage 2017

I love the mature Chantemerles and 2017 is still young but I also love this younger, fresher, 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!

Vintage 2013

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

Vintage 2011

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.

Vintage 2010

Another utterly beautiful wine. Closer in style to the 2013 than the 2011 or 2009 but the rich creaminess comes as a delayed effect rather than being present from the off.

Vintages

2020
Product Code 33JL0222
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14.5
In a nutshell An impressive Chardonnay and a bargain
Arrived 2 Nov 2023
Last Tasted 1 Feb 2024
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2033
Also Available at Online Exclusive, Must and Lees, Novel Wines
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites - Low Sulphites natural wine
Composition 100% Chardonnay
2019
Product Code 33JL0219
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.0
In a nutshell Chantemerle is an impressive complex Chardonnay
Arrived 7 Nov 2022
Last Tasted 14 Apr 2022
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2028+
Also Available at Online Exclusive, Must and Lees, Novel Wines
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites - Low Sulphites natural wine
Composition 100% Chardonnay
2018
Product Code 33JL0218
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.0
In a nutshell The fantastic Chantemerle Chardonnay
Arrived 19 Nov 2020
Last Tasted 8 Jun 2022
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2028+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites - Low Sulphites natural wine
Composition 100% Chardonnay
2013
Product Code 3314018
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.0
In a nutshell A beautifully complex Chardonnay that aged like a dream
Last Tasted 23 Aug 2020
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2020+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Chardonnay 100%
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
201733JL021713.52025+
2011331300312.52019+
20093332150132020+
2010333217512.52020+

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This wine is fermented at low temperature to keep the varietal aromas of Chardonnay. MLF is blocked and the wine is aged on its lees with weekly batonnage to add some texture in 2nd/3rd/4th fill barrels. Bottling is after a minimum of 9 months of ageing.

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