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Chateau de la Crée Les Tourelles de la Crée Montagny Premier Cru 2016 – Combines Just-Ripened Orchard Fruit with the Lightest, Judicious Use of Oak

Chateau de la Crée, Les Tourelles de la Crée Montagny Premier Cru 2016, Burgundy, France, Wine Casual

Chateau de la Crée, Les Tourelles de la Crée Montagny Premier Cru 2016, Burgundy, France

Tasting Note: A Montagny Premier Cru chardonnay that combines just-ripened orchard fruit with the lightest, judicious use of oak.

Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of bosc pear, quince, fuji apple and lemon zest with just the slightest hint of vanilla baking spice.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has a creamy, buttery texture with medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a fuji-apple-infused medium finish.

There is midpalate complexity and balance between the fruit and acid structure.

A chardonnay for those who savor chardonnay and oak restraint.

Bottle Note: Crafted by Chateau de la Crée, the venerable 15th century wine estate, Les Tourelles de la Crée offers a pure and authentic expression of Burgundy. This Burgundian region of Montagny has a rich and storied winemaking history and dedicated to growing and producing Premier Cru chardonnay. Its limestone-rich soils yield white wines of sophistication, and consistently high quality. This wine’s balance of freshness and structure make it an ideal accompaniment to a broad spectrum of sophisticated cuisines.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $38
Alcohol: 13%
Importer: Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Inc.
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: April 19, 2019

This wine was submitted for review.

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