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All-Chablis Lunch: Raveneau, Fèvre and Brocard

I love minerally white wines. They are refreshing and delicious on their own, and the perfect accompaniment to a summer meal. The king of minerally white wines is Chablis, at least top premier cru and grand cru Chablises. I was therefore very excited about our monthly Euro lunch this month, with the theme of Chablis from some of Chablis’s great producers. And the king of kings when it comes to minerally white wines is the top grand cru of Chablis, Les Clos. Five of the 13 Chablises we sampled at this lunch were from the Les Clos Grand Cru. Continue reading

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Recent vintages from Chablis stars: Raveneau, Dauvissat, Fèvre

A good place to get a sense of the new vintages of Chablis are the tastings that Vin Vino Wine in Palo Alto usually does once or twice a year. For this one, we sampled two of Chablis’s Grand Crus–Les Clos and Les Preuses–while the rest were premier crus. We had two each from my favorite producers–Raveneau, Dauvissat and Fèvre–and two from Louis Michel, who uses exclusively stainless steel for fermentation and elevage, and whose wines in this tasting were dominated by reduction. Continue reading

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