Clotilde Davenne, Bourgogne Blanc 2017

Bourgogne

We are thrilled to be able to welcome back in stock one of our favourite, affordable white Burgundy wines from the winemaker who has been labelled as 'Burgundy's daughter'.


Needless to say, Clotilde Davenne is a wonderful winemaker and her 2017 Bourgogne Blanc, at £13.95 is a very high quality wine which is a favourite among all our customers and staff. The wine is a classic example of the Chablis, terroir driven and mineral style whites...indeed this is about as close as one can get to a Chablis in style at this price. Crisp, fresh, chalky and mineral, the perfect wine for those chardonnay fans. 

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Our Tasting Notes

Glorious unoaked, fresh and clean. Clotilde's wine-making style conveys beautifully the chalkiness and minerality of the terroir which gives this particular Bourgogne Blanc its standout quality. Fruit is citrus and zippy with hints of melon, the mid-palate shows those flinty characteristics along with great fresh acidity leaving you with a lingering, crisp and clean finish.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Bourgogne
Alcohol: 13%

About

The vines for this Bourgogne Blanc are located in the village of Préhy which is one of the 20 villages to produce "Chablis appellation". This is made from 100% Chardonnay and in chalky soils giving the wine wonderful freshness and minerality.

fromvineyardsdirect

"This comes from Préhy, a village at the southern end of the Chablis appellation. The soil is chalky, as it should be, giving the wine an appealing raciness. It is surprisingly toasty for an unoaked wine. But for an accident of zoning, this wine might have been an AC Chablis" - 91 Points, Stephen Brook, Decanter (previous vintage)


"The 2015 Clotilde Davenne Bourgogne Blanc is a Chablis in all but name, grown on the same chalky soil. Produced by the celebrated Clotilde Davenne (‘Burgundy’s daughter’) in the village of Préhy, it’s made from 100 per cent Chardonnay that sees not so much as a whisper of oak. The wine is glo¬riously unbuggered-about and is tinglingly fresh, crisp and pure. It’s got character too and the vibrant fruit is really allowed to shine." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator (previous vintage)