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2013 Marcel Servin ChablisChardonnay from France

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"The grapes are from the Pargues vineyard, formerly classified Premier Cru, but not being worked when reclassification was done following WWII. Stainless steel fermented, with ...

  • 92 Gary Vaynerchuk - @garyvee
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Loads of pear, apple, straw and honey on the nose. Medium to full bodied on the palate. High integration of sour pear and acidity. Wonderfull length. Crème fraîche finish with beautiful white flowers and crushed stone on the finish. Outstanding!

Product Description:

"The grapes are from the Pargues vineyard, formerly classified Premier Cru, but not being worked when reclassification was done following WWII. Stainless steel fermented, with 100% malolactic completed. It's basically Premier Cru quality at a village-level price. Since this is Francois' personal, entry-level wine, we nickname it "Special Reserve."

Wonderful balance, with bright floral, green apple and tropical fruit notes, backed up with crisp acidity and a nice streak of minerality. Textbook Chablis. Food Pairings: oysters, shellfish." - Importer

"Francois makes wine because he loves to make wine. He uses old-world traditions and also benefits from modern technology. Francois feels that the winemaker is more important than the barrel maker. He says that making wine is an art, whereas so many people reduce it to a science. The Servin family traces its roots in Chablis all the way back to 1652.

Bourgogne Aujourd'hui, the trade journal in Burgundy, rates Francois as one of the TOP TWO winemakers out of 120 in all of Chablis. In a recent "bragging rights' competition (which is not publicized) in Chablis, Francois took home 2 of the 9 medals, including a gold medal. At the recent wine competition at the Hotel Bellagio in Las Vegas, several hundred Chardonnays were ranked. Francois only submitted 3 wines and all 3 of them were awarded places in the top eleven. At the Atlanta Int'l Wine Challenge, Francois' basic Chablis earned the silver medal. The list of awards could go on and on.

In short, Francois makes quality Chardonnay year in and year out. They are made in the true Chablis style (full and rich with good minerality) while respecting tried and true Chablis traditions that Francois learned from his grandfather. These are memorable wines." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 101744
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-Region Chablis
Ratings

92 - Gary Vaynerchuk - @garyvee

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla