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La Comtesse 2016 Chardonnay

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++Available from end of January ++

Elegant, rich, complex wine with soft mouth feel and crisp clean finish. A typical Burgundian-style Chardonnay with aromas of stone fruit, white peach and melon. Lightly oaked. Pale straw in colour.

Well suited to Asian foods, shellfish, fish, creamy pasta, fish stew, sashimi

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Tasting Notes

Heritage

Painting is of our ancestor, Comtesse Marie-Louise de Beaurepaire, by Louis Michel Van Loo, 1766

The limestone rich sandy-loam alkaline soils of our ultra-cool climate estate vineyard are very closely aligned with the terroir of the Petit-Chablis appellation of Burgundy, where great French Chardonnays are made.

This wine has been crafted in the “Burgundian” Chardonnay style to produce a wine acceptable to even the most refined palate – hence its name, La Comtesse.

The Wine

An elegant, rich and complex wine. Pale straw in colour, with a soft mouth feel and a crisp, clean finish. Fermentation occurred in a combination of stainless tanks and a mixture of old and new French oak barrels to give this wine exceptional body. Pale straw in colour.

Alcohol: 13.3%

Tasting Notes

Aromas of stone fruit, white peach and melon. Nice ripeness on the palate supported by fine French oak and a lengthy finish.

Cellaring

Underlying oak structure for extended cellaring.

Vin et Gastronomie

Like Burgundy, our vineyard resides on an ancient coast line accentuating Chardonnay’s perfect match with all kinds of raw shellfish, and especially oysters, and fish (like sashimi and sushi).

Simply cooked shellfish dishes such as spaghetti alla vongole or moules marinieres. Alternatively, think snails or prawns in garlic butter, or fish pies or stews with creamy sauces. Pork is particularly suited.

Vegetarian terrines and smooth vegetable-based soups for the non-meat eater.