Chablis, Clotilde Davenne
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Chablis, Clotilde Davenne - 2017

Item # 34896 750mL
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Grape Variety

Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Clotilde Davenne strives for a hands-on approach to her winemaking. She built her domaine and owns her vineyard, which are hand-havested and unoaked to preserve the pristine quality of the fruit.

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Staff Pick Notes

Everyone has heard of Chardonnay and its wines are consumed by many the world over. However, a lot of wine drinkers follow the principle of ABC- Anything But Chardonnay. Clearly its reputation has suffered because of over (or artificially) oaked and blowsy versions that manifest at every price point. But the fact is Chadonnay is an amazing grape because it's a chameleon of sorts. The wines can actually be lithe, mineral, racy and irresistible. And you're most likely to find this enticing version from the Chablis region of Burgundy. Clotilde Davenne is making such authentic Chardonnays and they're not to be missed if you can even find them. Her 2017 Chablis is showing beautifully with deep flavors, excellent tension and persistent finish. Super versatile at the table and a good value compared to the rest of the bunch.

- AG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness...

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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