Wine notes: 2008 Bourgogne Blanc
For the first sip, the overwhelming taste is crisp acidity and aroma is that of lemon. Quickly enough, the stone and mineral notes kick in. After a few sips, the dominant notes are of a dry, crisp wine with stone and mineral notes and stays so until the last sip. I suspect that the notes of citrus help with the sense of crispness till the end. We could not perceive crustacean notes or pit bitterness or nuttiness in this wine (see KLW notes for 2007 batch).
The region is known for white wines made from Chardonnay grapes with clear oak influence. However, in this chardonnay, there is practically no aroma of any wood. This time, we enjoyed the wine by itself. For fun, we tried it with a spoonful of goat cheese and some shavings parmigiano reggiano. It paired well with the parmigiano.
KLWines notes for the 2007 BB:
“A fruity and very fresh nose of straw, citrus and a hint of hazelnut leads to rich, full and nicely voluminous with good concentration and reasonably fine depth, all wrapped in a delicious and lingering finish. Lovely.”
“The 2007 Bourgogne displays some mineral intrigue with stony and savory crustacean-like notes, fruit pit bitterness, and hints of toasted nuts, allied to lemon and Persian melon. There is an invigorating sense of interplay between mineral and fruit elements here, carrying in to a finish of considerable.