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Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay Vin de Pays du Jardin 2007

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Domaine de Bernier is an estate-bottled wine from the Couillaud brothers of Chateau de la Ragotire from vineyards just outside the appellation of Muscadet. They are separated only by a small road and the soil is almost identical to that of Muscadet a heavy clay with a little bit of chalk. The wine is from 20 year old vines and 8% is barrel- fermented in French oak the remainder is aged sur lie in tanks. The wine is then bottled in the month of April. This is 100% Chardonnay and entirely estate bottled. This is one of the few chardonnay vin de pays appellations that originates in the Loire and therefore has a much higher acidity. Robert M. Parker Jr writes: This wine made outside of Muscadet by one of that appellations high quality producers the Couillauds does a fine job of impersonating a Chablis. There is enough Chardonnay character to please fans of that varietal but the real hallmark of this wine is its crisp elegant steely mineral and citrusy personality. It is impossible to find a wine of t

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Great bargain white!


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External Reviews for Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay Vin de Pays du Jardin

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Domaine de Bernier is an estate-bottled wine from the Couillaud brothers of Chateau de la Ragotire from vineyards just outside the appellation of Muscadet. They are separated only by a small road and the soil is almost identical to that of Muscadet a heavy clay with a little bit of chalk. The wine is from 20 year old vines and 8% is barrel- fermented in French oak the remainder is aged sur lie in tanks. The wine is then bottled in the month of April. This is 100% Chardonnay and entirely estate bottled. This is one of the few chardonnay vin de pays appellations that originates in the Loire and therefore has a much higher acidity. Robert M. Parker Jr writes: This wine made outside of Muscadet by one of that appellations high quality producers the Couillauds does a fine job of impersonating a Chablis. There is enough Chardonnay character to please fans of that varietal but the real hallmark of this wine is its crisp elegant steely mineral and citrusy personality. It is impossible to find a wine of t



Domaine de Bernier is an estate-bottled wine from the Couillaud brothers of Chateau de la Ragotire from vineyards just outside the appellation of Muscadet. They are separated only by a small road and the soil is almost identical to that of Muscadet a heavy clay with a little bit of chalk. The wine is from 20 year old vines and 8% is barrel- fermented in French oak the remainder is aged sur lie in tanks. The wine is then bottled in the month of April. This is 100% Chardonnay and entirely estate bottled. This is one of the few chardonnay vin de pays appellations that originates in the Loire and therefore has a much higher acidity. Robert M. Parker Jr writes: This wine made outside of Muscadet by one of that appellations high quality producers the Couillauds does a fine job of impersonating a Chablis. There is enough Chardonnay character to please fans of that varietal but the real hallmark of this wine is its crisp elegant steely mineral and citrusy personality. It is impossible to find a wine of t

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