2015 Les Freres Perroud Bourgogne Blanc

SKU #1293917

In addition to collaborating on four acres of fruit in Brouilly, Michel and Robert Perroud took over their father's winemaking estate in Colgny, a family tradition that goes back seven generations all the way to the French Revolution! Over time they've made a few changes to that family legacy, investing in new rootstock, planting additional varietals like chardonnay, pinot noir, and viognier, as well as making a committed effort to organic and sustainable farming. All their young vines are either organically farmed or under organic conversion and all the older vines are farmed sustainably. The Bourgogne blanc is a riper and rounder expression that offers a seductive creaminess along with fresh acidity.

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/5/2017 | Send Email
As much as I've fallen for the Perroud reds this year, I was actually quite taken by their quaint little Bourgogne blanc, a wine that offers much more richness than what we normally see in the Macon or in Chablis. 2015 was a warmer vintage and their hillside vineyards got plenty of sun (when they weren't getting pounded with hail), so the chardonnay has plenty of creamy texture. It's not all hedonistic, however, as if there's one thing the Perrouds do well it's balance. There's a fresh and fruity backbone to those richer notes of baked apple and spice. It's utterly charming stuff.

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/3/2017 | Send Email
Super quaffable full-bodied Bourgogne Blanc for fans of Chardonnay that can appreciate the riper 2015 vintage with juicy notes of baked apple, spice and a hint of toast, but offers enough tangy acidity to keep things lively and lifted. Pop and enjoy!

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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.
Country:

France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.