Having benefitted from the strength of “brand Chablis”, the time has come to tell its terroir story, according to one of the region’s key winemakers.
With the last grapes of the 2014 harvest picked, autumn is in full swing in Chablis, setting the leaves aflame. Herewith, a pictorial tour of the region.
Burgundian producer Domaine Faiveley has made a significant first step into Chablis with the acquisition of Domaine Billaud-Simon.
Burgundy’s growing season is already some two weeks ahead of itself due to a warm start to spring, prompting fears of frost damage.
Burgundy producers are increasingly looking beyond the Côte d’Or to satisfy an increasing demand for the region’s wines.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “gorgeous, silky” white, a red with “gripping, sweet tannins” and a Champagne that is “excellent drinking now”.
This week’s recommendations in the Asian media include a “brilliant” Champagne, “a wine that pulls you in and refuses to let go” plus a rosé that “delivers great texture and flavour”.
This week’s wine recommendations in the Asian media include a “classy wine”, a Chardonnay that is “very silky on the palate” and a “big white that has layers of flavours.”
Matthew Jukes recommends a “ravishing” Sauvignon Gris, while Victoria Moore picks out a fino boasting “the iodine nostril-blast of seaweed blown at you on a gusty day.”
Rebecca Murphy picks out a “scrumptious wine that’s redolent of tropical fruit and peaches”, while Eric Asimov recommends a “structured, complex and energetic” red.
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