In the Côte de Beaune region in Burgundy chardonnay is mostly oaked and shows a richer nuttier style of wine. The wine is mostly oaked with high acidity although less than Chablis. More often than not the wine would have gone through a secondary (malolactic) fermentation followed by aging in oak.
Etienne Sauzet, Puligny-Montrachet 2008
Clarity: clear. Intensity: pale. Colour: lemon
Condition: clear. Intensity: pronounced.
Aroma characteristics: vanilla, butter and hazelnut
Sweetness: dry. Acidity: high acidity (it makes your mouth water)
Body: full body (oak plus malolactic fermentation)
Flavours: candied lemon peel, red apple, almonds and hazelnuts, vanilla, spice
Outstanding. Great balance of intense flavours with a long finish. A fantastic experience when matched with shellfish or roast chicken.
The wine above costs £42.95 today yet since it ages well it will go up on price over the next few years
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