- Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Product #30615 (In Stock)
The brothers Couillaud are among the most outstanding winegrowers of the western Loire Valley. And while their Muscadet is terrific, it was this complex and distinctive Chardonnay that captured our attention. The 2015 harvest yielded plump, ripe, Chardonnay fruit with plenty of heft and balancing acidity. They fermented about 8% in barrel and the rest in concrete tanks, allowing all of the wine to go through malolactic fermentation. The result is an amazingly rich, creamy, almost Meursault-like Chardonnay with the zesty cut and minerality of a top Chablis. Honey, cream, chalk, and tart green apple aromas and flavors are delivered with nice energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish. A tad richer and deeper than the 2014, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.