2017 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru "Vaugirauts"

SKU #1446555 92 points James Suckling

 Fresh, wet-stone and chalk aromas here with attractive, fresh lemons. The palate has a super smooth and succulent feel with such intense, fresh and vibrant lemons and grapefruit. Long, tight and fresh. Drink or hold.  (8/2019)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Markedly ripe yet quite cool aromas combine notes of green fruit with those of petrol, citrus and tidal pool. The succulent, round and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors are fleshy but punchy while exhibiting good minerality on the refreshing, even bracing bitter lemon-inflected, dry and chiseled finish. *Outstanding*  (10/2019)

K&L Notes

90-93 points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Pale lemon. The nose is beautiful, open, accessible, ripe grapes but not over exotic. Floral too. Then the palate is very harmonious, and the finish tightens up beautiful to a needle sharp expression of kimmeridge. Planted 1990."


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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.
Sub-Region:

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.