Last week I had the opportunity to nip down to Bali for two nights. I seized the day and jumped on a southbound jet. The lunch menu on my flight screamed ‘white wine’ for starters and a red for the main course. I managed to take notes on my phone and the purser was kind enough to hold the bottle still so I could snap a pick. This Burgundy white is 100% Chardonnay and aged in stainless vats.
The wine had a pale yellow complexion and started off with a fruity aroma, apples and pears being quite dominant. Not overly acidic, it was fresh and zesty with pear and green apples opening the show with a touch of nectarine on the mid palate. The stone fruits really came through on the back end and the wine showed good minerality. Many times I find some of these wines to be over-oaked, not so in this case. This wine should be drunk young and went really well with my seafood appetizer and salad. I gave it 87 points and a quick search on the internet says you can find it for about $12, a bargain. 4 stars for the price! Salut….