Christy Canterbury MW

Location: New York, NY

Master of Wine. Wine judge+public speaker. Journalist for Snooth+Decanter+TimAtkin.com+Beverage Media+SOMM Journal+Civiltà del Bere+others. Short-listed for the 2014 Roederer Online Communicator of the Year Award. Incorrigible traveler!

Fave Chardonnays from the Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais from Spring 2014

I spent three beautiful spring days in May in the cellars of the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais rather than in the sunshine. So it was the Chardonnays (and Pinot Noirs, of course) that brightened my days.

Here are my top 15 Chardonnay picks on from my twelve visits this spring.

1. Domaine Guffens-Heynen Mâcon-Pierreclos Tri de Chavigne (2011)

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Producer Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen teases that if you divide the price by the seconds this wine finishes on the palate, it's a brilliant deal. There is definitely truth to that! This wine is still impressively pale with neon-green highlights in its core. It's packed with pit fruits: apricot, peach and roasted yellow plums. 93 pts
 
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