Chablis, is well a well known name and refers to Chardonnays from Burgundy, but, while there is a specific Chablis AOC, there is also a lesser known ‘Petit Chabis’ AOC as well. The wines belonging to this AOC are sometimes regarded as the ‘jewels’ of Chablis, but I was not overly impressed with today’s representative selection …
- Winery: Domaine Chevalier
- Price: $23.55 at SAQ
- Alcohol: 12%
- Sugar: 3.4 g/L
This Chardonnay is a medium straw color with a slight reddish tint. The nose is muted with very little in the way of fruitiness. It is very strong on straw and dried grass and also has a sulfur component. It is off dry and moderately acidic with muted sour apple flavors coupled with hay, and there is a strong vegetal and mineral presence as well. I thought the balance was ragged and the overall effect not especially pleasing.