2010 Domaine Gerard Tremblay Chablis 1er Cru "Cote de Lechet"

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This vineyard, located on the right bank of the river Serein, almost directly across from Bougros Grand Cru, is always a bit rounder on the palate, with an interesting apricot/peach pit note. The acidity is a bit less prominent and the floral notes more pronounced, but it retains that drive and minerality that could only be Chablis. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy buyer)

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By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/28/2012  | Send Email
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My favourite of the 2010 Tremblay 1er Crus for drinking young. The slightly sunnier, warmer aspect of the vineyard has given a touch more generosity to the fruit with peach and apricot leaping from the glass. The wine is showing breath, richness and excellent palate weight for such a youngster. Some of the other Tremblay wines have a tight, nervy energy about them at this stage, which I’m sure means they may out, perform the Lechet in long term cellaring. However if you need a great bottle of Chablis tonight, I think this one is the best candidate.
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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Chablis

- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.
Alcohol Content (%): 13