Bright lemon-yellow in colour. The bouquet shows lifted, ripe lemon citrus notes mix with hints of white stone fruit and flinty mineral touches. Medium to full bodied on the palate with a scented, stone fruit character and a long, complex, mineral finish.
Thomas Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay
for the equivalent of £28.95 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES
Grower: Thomas Bachelder
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Style: Ripe and Mineral
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Thomas Bachelder will be known as the first winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne. Thomas Bachelder, a Québécois Chardonnay and Pinot Noir specialist who has lived and made award-winning wines in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara, has now started his own project! In their first vintage in 2009, they made three Chardonnays from three different regions – Burgundy, Niagara and Oregon. Years of making Chardonnay – in Meursault and Corton-Charlemagne in Burgundy; in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and in Canada‘s Niagara – has taught Thomas to be as natural as possible in his winemaking. Pressing of the grapes was therefore very gentle and fermentation was carried out only with wild yeasts. Malolactic fermentation took place in specially selected oak barrels, followed by an extended ageing period which has made the wine more sinewy, broader on the mid-palate, more integrated, elegant, subtle, truer to its terroir and, surprisingly, less oaky.