The second white wine at the Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb this French Chardonnay was my least favourite of the night and left me completely baffled.
For a start I’ve no idea who made it. According to the bottle it’s from the union de viticulteurs de chablis. The notes that accompany the tasting state it is made by Maison Francois Martenot. Now it could be that the latter is part of the former union but as I can’t find a website for either I cannot say with any confidence.
What I can say is the UVC is a brand name for wines made by La Chablisienne Wine Co Operative (also no website – seriously guys get with the programme!) It is definitely a Chablis from the Northern part of Burgundy and as such will be made from the Chardonnay grape.
On to the tasting. I couldn’t smell anything. Mind you the Lion and Lamb has an open fire which is lovely and welcoming with the gorgeous scent of burning wood, but it does tend to get in the way when you’re tasting wine. Needless to say the scent of this wine was not strong enough to compete.
It didn’t taste much better. I found it quite bland. It’s definitely dry and the acidity was there, though not as high as I usually associate with chardonnays. It was a light wine both in body and finish.
Given the fact I’d not yet eaten and had drunk more than should, I thought I’d check with the rest of the group. They couldn’t discern any flavours either. Mind you one of the group loved this as it made the wine easy to gulp.
Apparently we should have got citrus, hawthorn and Jazmine on the nose, with flavours of grapefruit and orange rind.
Personally I got soda water.
|Name:||UVC Petit Chablis|
|Winery:||La Chablisienne Wine Co Operative|
|Region:||Petit Chablis, Burgundy|
|Quality Classification:||Apellation Controlee|