'La Comtesse' Chardonnay Vertical 3 pack
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Our 25th Anniversary celebrations continue!
Chardonnay, the prized grape of our homeland, Burgundy, is a grape of many guises. It treads gently, reflecting the intricate subtleties of terroir and the winemaker's hand. Sometimes it's as crisp and stony as a fine Chablis, other times it basks in the voluptuous charm of the Côte de Beaune, or adopts the bold, buttery accents of the New World style.
In our opinion, Chardonnay reaches its pinnacle when crafted in the French style. The cooler climates give rise to vibrant malic acid, which we preserve in our La Comtesse or partially transform into a creamier lactic acid in our Jeannette Reserve. Oak, in these wines, should be a subtle undertone, if not just a soft glow in the backdrop.
We have created two verticals of our two chardonnays to give you the joy of experiencing different vintages of each wine. Each vertical demonstrates Chardonnay's age worthiness and its evolution with time across two very different expressions of chardonnay.
‘La Comtesse’ Chardonnay Vertical – 2016, 2017, 2018
"This is superlative for the price. Sophisticated, finely tuned and benefitting from some bottle age. Fermented wild. Elevage in tank and oak (15% new French) for 8 months. This reminds me of a contemporary expression from the Mâconnais. Plump but tensile, all at once. White peach, nectarine, vanilla pod, nougat and toasted hazelnuts. Long and streamlined. Exceptional drinking now and across a short to early mid-term window." 94 points, Ned Goodwin, MW.
La Comtesse draws inspiration from our ancestor, Comtesse Marie-Louise de Beaurepaire. Just as she once captivated the court at Versailles and the artist Louis Michel van Loo who used her for his 1766 Paris Salon submission, this wine captivates with its natural elegance and deliciousness. Pair it with a setting sun, a comfortable chair, and some double brie for the ultimate pleasure.
This curated collection of elegant 'La Comtesse' Chardonnays includes: 1 x 'La Comtesse' Museum 2016, 1 x 'La Comtesse' Museum 2017, 1 x 'La Comtesse' Museum 2018
'La Comtesse' Chardonnay Vertical Special Pack is available to purchase online in a case of 12 (25% off) or 3 (10% off)