2007 Chablis 1er Cru
Laroche, Chablis, France
ca 22 €
100 % Chardonnay
12 % abv.
A nice wine, well suited for the warm temperatures of this wonderful summer, where we are sweating, even here in Sweden.
Showing a nice lemon color with slight, slight (barely there...) hints of green in the glass, it looks really inviting. The aromas of summer-ripened lemon are pleasant, so is the minerality, reminding of warm stones being rained on, some smoky and the slight baked-butter-nuances only adding to it... The taste of ripeness combined with the freshness through the high acidity and dryness at the same time make for a nice result of this medium-bodied white wine. There are very slight hints of oak, and the minerality give that nice 'dusty' feeling, which also remains for a while.
Nice, but does it taste like 23 €? Hm. I am not sure... Maybe I am just not a Chardonnay girl? I will need to try more different Chablis 1er Crus, to make up my mind about this...
While I do not remember, where I got this wine from, I just found it at Belvini Weinversand.
We had it with shrimps and Swedish caviar (löjrom) - not too bad!
Premier Cru is the next-best AC for Chablis wines, with ca 40 sites included. This bottle here is a mixture of grapes from different 1er Cru sites. It is the soils with famous Kimmeridgean clay, very rich in marine fossils, that give the special aromas/flavors. More about Chablis is found here.