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Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 750ml 2005
Sku: 38717
The title above is not a mistake. This Chardonnay is from the Loire Valley, more specifically, separated by a road from Muscadet but sharing the same clay/chalk soil composition. The Cou ...more
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Country: France
Region: Loire
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $8.99

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The title above is not a mistake. This Chardonnay is from the Loire Valley, more specifically, separated by a road from Muscadet but sharing the same clay/chalk soil composition. The Couillaud brothers, owners of Chateau de la Ragotiere, produce a Chardonnay so unique, crisp and citrusy that it clocks in at twelve percent alcohol. The Wine Spectator December 23, 2015 issue scored it 86 Points saying “light floral style with a bright apple core and hints of honeysuckle and quinine in the backround”. The wine is estate bottled from mature twenty-year old vines that impart the full flavor spectrum of their terroir. Only eight percent is barreled in French oak while the majority is held in stainless steel. They bottle the previous vintage every April. There is nothing similar to it at this price. This is a great wine to buy by the case and share with friends. Pair with oysters, crab cakes, or light salads.
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The Couillaud brothers produce high quality wines from the Loire Valley on their family vineyards: Chateau La Ragotiere and Chateau La Moriniere. They make outstanding Muscadets and Chardonnays which are well known by the national and international press. The Couillaud brothers pay careful attention to cultivation methods and they are members of sustainable agriculture: Terra Vitis. Enjoy your visit