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"Wonderfully ripe and elegantly fragrant" Wine Orbit

2017 was a vintage of hot, dry conditions, as it was in 2016, resulting in concentrated the aromas, giving power to their expression

This is a rich & vibrant French Chardonnay pairs beautifully with roasted pork and veal dishes

Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2017 (France)

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$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43
Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded Silver Medal
Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2017 (France)

Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2017 (France)

Member rating / 3
Just landed, the brand new vintage of perhaps New Zealand's biggest selling and most loved French Chardonnay...
$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points

Sam Kim; The Wine Orbit, May 2018

Awarded Silver Medal

Chardonnay du Monde  2018

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Just landed, the brand new vintage of perhaps New Zealand's biggest selling and most loved French Chardonnay...

Over the past 5 years this wine has won a swag of Gold Medals and the hearts and minds of many kiwi drinkers. Very bright and clear, pale green-yellow hue. Expressive stone fruit aromas along with a hint of bitter almonds. The wine is full, well-balanced, fresh and fruity with notes of mangos and fresh apricots. This is brilliant value stuff.

"Wonderfully ripe and elegantly fragrant, the attractive bouquet shows white nectarine, rockmelon and nougat characters with subtle notes of vanilla and almond. The palate is succulent and creamy, delivering delectable fruit flavours together with silky texture and refreshing acidity, finishing long and smooth. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a maison de négoce specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs. The Villa Blanche range is a total find and produces some of the best value, great tasting European wines we deal with.

2017 was a vintage of hot, dry conditions, as it was in 2016, resulting in concentrated the aromas, giving power to their expression. First of all apricot and vine peach, followed by magnificent notes of elderberry, aniseed, mint and a plethora of white flowers. The mouth is perfectly balanced as a result of harvesting in two passes; fresh, fruity and dense, with the presence of exotic fruit mingled with subtle, well-integrated, oaky notes. The finish is as succulent as ever, with that characteristic touch of salinity. A beautifully fresh wine from this new, particularly hot, vintage thanks to the painstaking work of blending

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13.5%

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Always good value

Rex - 16/01/2019

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really good would buy again

Brian - 11/01/2019


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