2017 Domaine Dubois "Bonheur de Chardonnay" Bourgogne Blanc

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The first traces of Dubois Vignerons appear around 1600 with the birth of Emiland Dubois. It is the first ancestor, and winemaker, found in official records. More recently, Louis Dubois (1874 - 1947) became the owner of his first parcel of vines in 1898, then developed the estate with 2 hectares of vines in the villages of Premeaux-Prissey and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Robert (1910 - 2004), his son, dedicates his life to the vineyards of the estate and continues to expand the area by acquiring his first parcel of Nuits 1er Cru in 1961. Régis Dubois (1943), takes over the torch with his wife Christiane and extends the farm from 4 to 10 hectares, up to 20 hectares. He began to value the wines by putting the production in bottle, as of 1969. Since 2006, the operation is managed by Raphaël and Béatrice Dubois. Raphaël develops the marketing of the wines of the domain and the public relations with the outside world. Beatrice, oenologist, is passionate about wine. She divides her time between winemaking, analysis and monitoring of the estate's wines, and customer tastings around the world that have replaced her vinification missions in the southern hemisphere.


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/4/2018 | Send Email
Arriving just in time for the holiday season is this fabulous Bourgogne Blanc that really does represent the "bonheur de Chardonnay". Made with fruit grown in the village of Premeaux Prissey, which sits in the shadow of both Côte de Nuits and Nuits- St-Georges, this has a cheery personality with ripe apple aromas, fresh lemon on the palate, oak that is mildly present and very finely integrated, all wrapped up in a lengthy finish. This is a pretty darn good Bourgogne Blanc under $20, from one of our newest direct imports.

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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

- 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.
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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.