Friday, August 8, 2014

Verget Chablis Terre de Pierres

Verget Chablis Terre de Pierres 2011
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Terre de Pierres -- Stones of the Earth. This Chardonnay is exactly that. The influence of Chablis' kimmerdgian clay soils makes for a wine chalk full of minerals and... you know... chalk.

Review: This wine has beautiful rich aromas of ripe apricots, golden apples, white flowers, raw almonds, and, of course, minerals. The wine is dry and softly acidic with a round body. It has flavors just like the nose -- ripe apples, pears and apricots, a touch of lemon pulp, and a flinty finish.  

This wine was vinified exclusively in stainless steel (no oak) allowing the terrioir -- the varietal character of Chardonnay. and climate and soils of Chablis -- to shine. I think this is a gorgeous wine, right at the peak of its drinking potential. Yummy.

Pairing: I'm not going to lie... I drank this with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mac and Cheese spiked with some bacon salt. Klassy, I know.. but it works.

Bottom Line: A fantastic wine, full of fruit with a soft texture and zippy minerals.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Chablis AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée)
  • GRAPE: Chardonnay
  • BOOZE: 12.5%
  • CELLAR: At its peak -- drink now

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? High Priced

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