Bourgogne Chardonnay Vielles Vignes 2014
Notes: Lime, Lemon, Green and Yellow Apples, Oak, Butter, Light Minerality.
Best Pairings: Pasta, Rich Fish (salmon, Tuna, etc.), Shellfish, Mild and Soft Cheeses, Cured Meat.
While some may think observing wine is pretentious, the real function is to identify flaws. This skill certainly becomes useful if you’re serving wine at a private event, or hosting clients at a business dinner.
Appearance: Daybright clarity, no evidence of gas or flocculation.
(Note: unless a wine is “unfined” you really want to make sure a wine has some clarity. You don’t want it to be murky, foggy, muddy, etc.)
Aroma: I’ve had my bottle open for a good minute, and I’m getting some very prominent notes of green bell pepper, minerality (smell of wet rocks), and subtle citrus.
(Note: There are flaws to look out for. They are hard to pick out at first, but once you’ve identified these flaws, you will NEVER forget it. A corked wine is a big one for me. There is a very notable smell, and I liken it to cardboard that has been left out in the rain, then stored in a basement for over a month. To learn more about corked wine, check out this YouTube video)
It is very easy to drink. As a medium-bodied white wine, I would probably stick to drinking this during dinner. Crab legs and butter would be fantastic with this!
Average retail is around $21, according to Vivino.
This wine was purchased at Vino Venue. Be sure to check them out if you’re local to Atlanta!”
-Shane A. Swor