Perriello's Cantina USD 14.99 750ml

Chateau du Chatelard Fleurie les Vieux Granits 2008

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Beaujolais, FranceChateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes is a delightful discovery for Chardonnay lovers who prefer their wine without the butterscotch! While Beaujolais is best known for its red wines made from the Gamay grape, this old-vines Chardonnay caught the attention of the New York Times tasting panel just before Thanksgiving 2009, earning a 3-star rating. Eric Asimov called it his favorite of all the whites tasted, describing it as:fresh, stony...one I could drink for hours...We heartily agree and find this white wine gem simply delicious!Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes is 100% Chardonnay with a color of soft amber-gold. On the nose it offers uncomplicated aromas of pure Chardonnay--pear, apple and brioche. Soft and plump with medium-full body and nice balance, it shows flavors of green apples, pears and hazelnuts. This Chardonnay is crisp in the palate with a round, lingering finish.Enjoy Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes over the next 3-4 years with grilled chicken, baked swordfish, steamers, Cobb salad and goat cheese.

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Chateau du Chatelard:
The range offered by the Château de Chatelard centers on 8 ha of Fleurie vines and another 20 ha evenly spread over good vineyard plots in Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Beaujolais Blanc and Beaujolais Villages rouge and Beaujolais. Since its creation after the Fifties, the estate has developed a loyal clientele both nationally internationally. The vineyards are well situated - many wer... Read more
The range offered by the Château de Chatelard centers on 8 ha of Fleurie vines and another 20 ha evenly spread over good vineyard plots in Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Beaujolais Blanc and Beaujolais Villages rouge and Beaujolais. Since its creation after the Fifties, the estate has developed a loyal clientele both nationally internationally. The vineyards are well situated - many were planted before 1955 - and give excellent expression of the unique Beaujolais terroirs. This pretty 18th century château has evolved over time, earning its place among the leading properties of the Beaujolais. Please visit our FB page for crunchy news : https://www.facebook.com/chateau.chatelard Read less
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External Reviews for Chateau du Chatelard Fleurie les Vieux Granits

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
07/05/2011

Beaujolais, FranceChateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes is a delightful discovery for Chardonnay lovers who prefer their wine without the butterscotch! While Beaujolais is best known for its red wines made from the Gamay grape, this old-vines Chardonnay caught the attention of the New York Times tasting panel just before Thanksgiving 2009, earning a 3-star rating. Eric Asimov called it his favorite of all the whites tasted, describing it as:fresh, stony...one I could drink for hours...We heartily agree and find this white wine gem simply delicious!Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes is 100% Chardonnay with a color of soft amber-gold. On the nose it offers uncomplicated aromas of pure Chardonnay--pear, apple and brioche. Soft and plump with medium-full body and nice balance, it shows flavors of green apples, pears and hazelnuts. This Chardonnay is crisp in the palate with a round, lingering finish.Enjoy Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc Vieilles Vignes over the next 3-4 years with grilled chicken, baked swordfish, steamers, Cobb salad and goat cheese.



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