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Chateau des Bachelards Beaujolais Blanc 2021-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Chateau des Bachelards Beaujolais Blanc 2021

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  • TASTING NOTE: "A stunning white Beaujolais that shows what chardonnay is capable of in this region. Beautiful nose of ripe pears, orange blossom and candied orange. Rich, creamy and silky on the mouth-filling palate, but with a feeling of lightness and delicacy. At the long precise finish, the toasted nut character cascades over your palate. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.94 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING.COM
  • ABOUT THE WINE: This Chardonnay is the only white wine of the château. There are only three barrels used, two of which were new. Long aging on the lees with regular batonnage.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: The Château des Bachelards vineyard in Fleurie, was created by the Benedictine monks of Cluny around the year 1100. Today it is operated by Alexandra de Vazeilles, who after working in business in the USA for 15 years, shifted courses into wine. Before buying her own estate she trained at Château Latour in Pauillac, at Domaine de Montille in Volnay and at Domaine Roulot in Meursault. Bachelards has holdings in Fleurie (directly surrounding the Chateau), Saint-Amour and Moulin-a-Vent, and is doubly certified in organic and biodynamic viticulture. The vineyards in Fleurie include on of the only Monopoles in Beaujolais, Les Clos des Bachelards from which Alexandra makes her top wine. Vine age in her holdings is between 60-100 years old. Like the viticulture, winemaking is very considered The grapes are harvested by hand in crates, the wine is received by gravity, only indigenous yeasts are used and the maturing process is deliberately long using both new and old oak. Alexandra's wines are a style unique to Beaujolais. They are made without using carbonic maceration and are more akin in style to the great wines of the Cote de Nuits or the Northern Rhone, inky in the glass, smoky on the nose and richly extracted, terroir driven wines. They are built for the long haul, and would be great additions to any cellar program. 
  • COUNTRY: France
  • REGION: Beaujolais
  • VARIETAL: Chardonnay
  • WINE STYLE: White Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Alexandra de Vazeilles
  • CLASSIFICATION: Organic & Biodynamic Farming
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 12.5%

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