Monday, October 22, 2012

Jean-Pierre & Alexandre Ellevin 2009 Chablis

October 12 wine 002

This French white is from the Chablis region famed for their crisp, light wines made exclusively from Chardonnay.

France’s take on Chardonnay is a refreshing change from the oak attack of the big California Chards. The limestone soils of Chablis create a taut minerality and pleasant crispness.

In the glass the wine is a bright yellow with a hint of green. It has lemon and pear aroma.

The predominant taste for me was of green apple that rolled into a medium length clean finish.

This Chablis is an affordable French treat (about $20) that will sip well before or after dinner. It will also pair nicely with seafood or shellfish.

Rating: 3 of 5  Value: 3 of 5

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