OENOFOROS Product Details 0036 Oenoforos Hospices De Beaune Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Cuvee Francois De Salins 2007
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Country: France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes: Bright and vivid. Yellow fruits, flowers and mild spices (nutmeg) on the nose. Generous palate with tension too. An exceptional wine that deserves to age to reach its apogee.

Food Pairing: Cauliflower puree, braised fennel, sea scallops, chalky cheese (comté, Parmigiano)
Product Id: 0036


Available Stock: 9 items
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The Grape
Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay`s spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvelous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.