Domaine d`Aussiéres Chardonnay 2012
Bright, fresh Chardonnay style with ripe peaches on the nose, a clean mouthfeel and following with subtle, rich fruit and a lifted finish and no oak influence. Superb unoaked Chardonnay with a lovely pale golden colour and mix of tropical fruit, cream and butter.
Production of Aussieres' Chardonnay is limited to a few hectares on the estate; the objective is to produce a fresh, delicate wine that offers excellent harmony of fruit. Located on the coldest areas, the plots are cultivated using the most modern techniques, with grass cover crop to control vigour and drip irrigation to optimize ripening, as the summer can be extremely dry in this region. Due to its success, most of the grapes used to make this wine are now purchased from outside the vineyard, but the blending process is based on the wine from the Aussieres' grapes and purchases are made from terroirs that preserve the original style.
The investment from the Lafite-Rothschild's estate has been great, this is a magnificent winery with state of the art equipment housed in the ancient Abbey. The finished wine displays the care and polish that this estate has lavished on it, easily the match and complexity of a decent white Burgundy
Flavoursome shellfish, lobster, crab, scallops, grilled white meats, lighter meat terrines