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Domaine De L’Aujardiere Loire Chardonnay 2013


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING food friendly Chardonnay that’s a GREAT value for the price.

Winery/Producer: Eric Chevalier; Domaine De L’Aujardiere.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $14.40 with a 10% mixed case discount.

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

Paired With: Chicken tortellini with pesto sauce; Caesar salad style salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, green-pale yellow color. Light limey and tropical fruit aromas. Crisp, dry, VERY smooth pear and tropical fruit taste. Fresh fruit flavors laced with mineral in the long finish. Fantastic with the pesto sauce and very refreshing drinking alone after the dinner. This is an exciting Chardonnay…fresh crispness in the taste and mineral that stays through to the bitter end. In my book this is an OUTSTANDING food friendly Chardonnay that’s a GREAT value for the price. Kermit Lynch comes through in spades on this one!!!

    She said: Light grass green color, clear, and with lots of streaming legs. Very nice tropical fruit fragrance followed by a smooth, flavorful, creamy experience on the pallet with no hint of oak. The long finish is pleasant but not memorable. Delicious with the tortellini but even better when the salad was added onto the mix. I forgot to add the tomatoes to the tortellini so the acidity of the salad dressing made a major contribution to the over enjoyment of the wine. At $14 this is a great wine and for the money and I heartily recommend it.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 11.5%

Bar code: 7 61503 51246 8

Imported by: Kermit Lynch; Berkeley, California.