From the revered Burgundian family-owned Drouhin estate, this Chardonnay is from the Dundee Hills in Oregon, in the Northwest of the US. The producer isn’t the only thing this wine shares with its French counterparts in Burgundy, this area has a cooler climate than the surrounding states – think California – and also is able to produce Chardonnay with incredible complexity and depth. This example from the Drouhin estate showcases these qualities, joyous and fresh with a clarity of flavour and well balanced precision. With notes of Anjou pear, green apple blossom, cardamom and coriander alongside the influence of the Burgundian oak which portions of this wine are aged in; Veronique Drouhin described the wine as having the purity of Chablis combined with the elegance of Meursault.
Joseph Drouhin, a Chablis native, arrived in Beaune at the heart of Burgundy in 1880 and founded the winery and negotiant business which is now in the hands of his four great grandchildren – Philippe, Veronique, Laurent and Frederic. Veronique and her family purchased land in the Oregon area of the USA in the 1980s and have been using their significant knowledge and experience in order to produce acclaimed wines here as well as back home in France. We enjoyed this alongside meaty fish such as halibut, cod or tuna and it also works well with dishes which have been incorporate toasted nuts or pastry crust. 14% ABV.