Skip to main content

Tasting Chablis

     Yesterday, I attended a Chablis Training Seminar and Tasting held for wine trade professionals and media. James King, of The Texas Wine School, ran the training sessions for the Burgundy Wine Board in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Houston.

2009 Petit Chablis, La Chablisienne (approximately $15)
Almost clear, watery color. Light body. Crisp acidity. Apple, lemon, bit of salty minerality in finish. Excellent with any savory puff pastries, light seafood or alone, as an aperitif.

2009 Chablis, Domaine Daniel DAMPT et Fils (approximately $18)
Almost clear, watery color. Somewhat closed, less aromatic. Light body. Crisp acidity. Grapefruit.

2009 Chablis Premier Cru-Montmains, Domaine VOCORET et Fils (approximately $22)
Light lemon color with green glints. Ripe pear and buttery aromas and flavors with floral notes and a bit of peach. Medium body. Crisp, yet with a softer mouthfeel. Medium+ length finish. Good with any seafood particularly with a buttery sauce.

2009 Chablis Premier Cru-Mont de Milieu, Domaine SIMMONET-FEBVRE (approximately $20)
Pale straw color. Peach and honey for both aromas and flavors. More aroma/less flavor. Light body. Bit of heat in the finish.

2008 Chablis Grand Cru-Bougros, William Fevre (approximately $80)
Pale gold color with green glints. Low intensity aromas of peach, lime blossom and oak. Full body. Medium acidity. Strong minerality with ripe pear and a bit of vanilla. Long finish. Very promising, needs more age. Good with lobster or shrimp dishes with heavy cream sauce.

2005 Chablis Grand Cru-Grenouilles, La Chablisienne (approximately $90)
Lemon color with pale gold glints. Medium intensity aromas of mushroom, honey and a bit of lightly bruised apple. Full body. Medium acidity. Interesting, needs more age. May be the perfect complement for foie gras or poultry in a creamy mushroom sauce.

To learn more about Chablis wines www.Chablis.Fr 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Flavor Inspired Georgian Wine Tasting and Lunch

Last month, wine professionals in Houston were given the opportunity to taste wines from one of the country of Georgia's flagship producer, Teliani Valley, over lunch at Concura to learn about the ancestral grapes, the ancient winemaking techniques, and the modern tools which come together to make the classic wines of the Kakheti region. There are 525 grape varieties currently recorded in the country with over 135,000 acres under vine, 72.4% of those vines are located in Kakheti. The country of Georgia is located approximately 620 miles from Rome and size wise, it is just slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut. Despite its small size, it has a lot of neighbors that border it: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkey; it also touches the Black Sea. The Kakheti wine region is located in the eastern part of Georgia with two river basins, the Ivri and Alazani, which both influence the wines. The vineyards are located at elevations of 800 to 2,600 feet with views of the Caucasus

Tasting with Rob and Bonnie Lloyd of Lloyd Cellars

Rob and Bonnie Lloyd of Lloyd Cellars. Rob and Bonnie Lloyd were in Houston in November to meet with a small group of local wine media to share their story and their Lloyd Cellars wine at Savoir . The Lloyds have family in town and were here for the holidays. Their wines are currently on the shelf at Total Wines. Rob Lloyd immersed himself in wine after graduating from UC-Irvine. He moved to Napa and put his dream in motion by working harvest at Cakebread followed by a job at the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars tasting room. These experiences motivated him to go to UC- Davis to get his Masters in Enology. After graduating, he continued immersing himself in California Chardonnay with positions at La Crema and Rombauer. He would co-found JaM Cellars and be their original winemaker launching the top selling Butter Chardonnay brand. He eventually opened a consulting firm and started his own wine projects with wife, Bonnie. Bonnie Lloyd moved to San Franscico in 1996 to continue her career in

The Villa Sandi Houston Sommelier Competition Winners

This past Sunday, Taste of Italy - Houston held The Villa Sandi Houston Sommelier Competition at the Hilton Post Oak in collaboration with the Italian American Chamber of Commerce . The competition was orchestrated to help local sommeliers hone their both their service and test taking skills while showcasing their knowledge of all things wine. Competitors started with a deductive tasting and theory exam and concluded with a table service exam. The winners were announce on Monday morning at the opening of the Taste of Italy - Houston. Tony Elsinga won the top prize of $750 along with a trip to Italy. Mark Fusco was the first runner up also winning $750 and and Carlos Rosas was the second runner up earning a $500 prize. Each winner also was a gifted a jerobaum bottle of Villa Sandi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore.  The competition was originally conceived by Jaime Deleon , the Adult Beverage Sales Manager for Kroger's Houston Division and an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Mast