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Very good, mofos, it’s about time we did French chardies, innit? And these are six very good ones. A coupla fantastic Chablis to blow you away at the beginning, then we get into value central with some stunners from further south. 

Each pack contains a bottle of each of the following wines: 

White
Chardonnay
Burgundy

Le Domaine D'Henri Les Allées du Domaine Burgundy Chardonnay 2015
Citrus
Minerally
Peach
Medium-bodied
Chalky
Concentrated

And if you weren’t across it, 2015 was a pretty extraordinary vintage in Chablis: warmer, so riper styles, with Decanter describing even run-of-the-mill Chablis as “impossible to dislike”. But this is not run-of-the-mill. This is made by a superstar family, with the love that only a family can imbue into a wine. This Chablis is a pure expression of chardonnay. Aromatic green apple, grapefruit, rockmelon, and a generous texture wrapped up in distinctive mineral notes. One of the most exciting new wines to come out of the region in years.

You'd pay $60.00 full price

White
Chardonnay
Burgundy

Domaine Jean-Pierre et Alexandre Ellevin Chablis 2016
Citrus
Green Apple
Minerally
Light-bodied
Bright
Elegant
Macon Wine Show
French import

Don’t drink chardonnay, but love Chablis? Well, you’re wrong, firstly*, but secondly, you’re in luck! This Chablis is a classic from a family producer, more fruit and less of that oak business. Minerally and taut, it’s an exercise in restraint and finesse. But you shouldn’t be any of those things, or it’ll be all gone.

You'd pay $50.00 full price

White
Chardonnay
Limoux AOC

Domaine Begude Etoile Chardonnay 2017
Buttery
Citrus
Peach
Medium-bodied
Bright
Deep

This is the top tier of Domaine Begude: hand-picked grapes are fermented, then individual barrels are hand-picked once again post-ferment. The selected barrels are racked into larger old oak to rest on lees, and bottled a year and a half later. Everything in between is pretty simple, with emphasis on the pristine Limoux chardonnay grapes. Last vintage racked up 95 Decanter points, a gold medal and some big fans in the mofo tribe. From a low-yielding vintage, where volume was lacking, intensity was cranked for this 2017: toasted brioche, poached pear and Golden Delicious apple shine through boldly. Some gentle vanilla from the lick of French oak, and the result is powerful but understated - elegant. There’s not much to go around thanks to the tight vintage, and as such, you know what to do if you want some. Begude.

You'd pay $50.00 full price

White
Chardonnay
Languedoc-Roussillon

Fortant Reserve des Grands Languedoc-Roussillon Chardonnay 2015
Honey
Peach
Vanilla
Medium-bodied
Round
Rich
Decanter
French Import

Seems like France is having a bit of a civil war of chardonnay at the moment, and we’re reaping all the benefits. While Burgundy does its thing, the south of France is producing some of the best value, big and bold numbers like this one. Heading up the hillsides in Languedoc, you’ll find these vineyards quietly pumping out the old world’s answer to new world contenders. It’s a bigger, richer style than you’ll find in the rest of France without paying a pretty penny, with more barrel ferment action, and ripe stone fruits and melon at the fore.

You'd pay $40.00 full price

White
Chardonnay
Limoux AOC

Domaine Begude Terroir 11300 Chardonnay 2017
Citrus
Honey
Minerally
Medium-bodied
Bright
Elegant

This wine’s from a couple who moved from the UK to France fifteen years ago, fell in love with the chardonnay from Limoux, and never came back. A part of the wider Languedoc region, Limoux is just outside of Carcassone (all I think is cassoulet - get me some damn cassoulet!). Their vineyard has produced winegrapes since the 16th century (no big deal) and has been farmed organically for the last three decades. This is quite lightly oaked, with some barrel ferment that gives it that bit more richness. But for the most part, it’s crunchy green apples, citrus fruit, really lovely minerality and a delicious crispy, dry finish. You can’t go wrong with this. Maybe stretch your culinary skills and make a cassoulet. Call me.

You'd pay $27.00 full price

White
Chardonnay
Pays d'Oc

La Gabinèle Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017
Lemon Zest
Pineapple
Spice
Medium-bodied
Bright
Concentrated

This wine’s a unique beast from southern France, technically from the Pays d’Oc, but from some carefully selected vineyards therein. Negociant and winemaker Thierry Rodriguez has long-standing relationships with growers in the area, and the strength of these friendships shines through in the glass. Soft and super complex, with vanilla-laced cashew and poached pear to start. It keeps revealing layer after subtle layer though. There’s some honeysuckle and saffron in there, pineapple and lemon juice and minerally seaside top notes. It’s got a seamless, soothing mouthfeel balanced by gentle but supportive acidity. Wonderfully made wine. Wonderfully drunk too, might I add.

You'd pay $27.00 full price
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