The limestone rich sandy-loam alkaline soils of our ultra-cool climate single-estate vineyard are very closely aligned with the terroir of the Chablis appellation of Burgundy, where great French Chardonnays are made. This wine has been crafted in the “Burgundian” Chardonnay style.
'La Comtesse' is an elegant, rich, complex wine with soft mouth feel and crisp clean finish. A typical "Burgundian" style of Chardonnay with aromas of stone fruit, white peach and melon. Lightly oaked.
Like Burgundy, our vineyard resides on an ancient coast line accentuating 'La Comtesse's' perfect pairing with all kinds of raw shellfish (especially oysters) and fatty fish (like salmon); or simply cooked shellfish dishes such as spaghetti alla vongole or moules marinieres. Alternatively, think pawns in garlic butter, fish pies or stews with creamy sauces. Vegetarian terrines and smooth vegetable-based soups for the herbivore.
Label painting is of our ancestor, Comtesse Marie-Louise de Beaurepaire, by one of the Grand Masters, Louis Michel Van Loo whilst he was director of École Royale des Élèves Protégés, in 1766 for the Paris Salon.