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Chateau De Lavernette Beaujolais-Blanc Les Vignes De La Roche 2012


Recommendation: OUTSTANDING “Old World” Chardonnay at a VERY reasonable price.

Winery/Producer: Chateau De Lavernette.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Geographic Region, Appellation: Beaujolais, Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $18.90 (with a 10% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Baked scallops, cooked with sauteed onions, butter and lemon juice and bread crumbs, peas and Basmati rice.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Wheat straw color. Strong ripe pear and apple aromas with hints of citrus. Very strong apple and lemon flavors with a crisp, tart, very creamy mouth feel with nice limestone mineral. A VERY lingering finish that carries all the flavor right through to the very end. An OUTSTANDING white Beaujolais that was an absolute PERFECT pairing with the scallops. This is a GET EXCITED about wine (and pairing). Although $18.90 is not in our bargain category, at this price point it’s MEMORABLE and hard to believe it could get any better. It’s OUTSTANDING “Old World” Chardonnay at a VERY reasonable price.

    She said: White Beaujolais’ are wonderful! I say that because I am not fond of their kin, red Beaujolais, but find that this white was quite pleasing to my palate. This wine turned out to be a perfect pairing for the dinner. The aroma and flavor complemented the lemon in the scallops and lasted into a long tasty finish that had a twist at the end. The creaminess and smoothness were a plus throughout the dinner. Orange flavored chocolate after dinner was a very good with the wine. It’s to expensive to be a bargain, but it was a treat and I recommend it and would buy it again in a flash.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 8 94510 00154 7

Imported by: Vintage ’59 Imports; Washington, D.C.