De Forville

Ca'del Buc Piemonte Chardonnay

8.767 ratings
8.813 pro ratings
Piedmont, Italy
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Tasted double-blind. This struck me as Chablis. It was super fresh with citrus and minerals...I was almost positive I was right. As it turns out, I was duped by this gorgeous Chardonnay from Piemonte! IIRC, this vineyard is owned by the De Forville family. It’s aged exclusively in stainless steel and the quality of the fruit is obvious. I love it when I’m wrong and introduced to something new and delicious.

Tasted double-blind. This struck me as Chablis. It was super fresh with citrus and minerals...I was almost positive I was right. As it turns out, I was duped by this gorgeous Chardonnay from Piemonte! IIRC, this vineyard is owned by the De Forville family. It’s aged exclusively in stainless steel and the quality of the fruit is obvious. I love it when I’m wrong and introduced to something new and delicious.

Aug 18th, 2020
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.0

Not like any chardonnay I've ever had

Not like any chardonnay I've ever had

2 people found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2014
Jed
7.9

If you're going to go steel in your chard, maybe look for a richer terroir. brackish nose, Bartlett pear and a little lemon. A bit unripe but still a good food wine,

If you're going to go steel in your chard, maybe look for a richer terroir. brackish nose, Bartlett pear and a little lemon. A bit unripe but still a good food wine,

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
Aaron Harman

Love this chardonnay. No oak on it, so it doesn't taste like a foot.

Love this chardonnay. No oak on it, so it doesn't taste like a foot.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

7.9

Funky. There was something off about this bottle, but it wasn't any of the obvious culprits. I like this producer for Nebbiolo and would be interested to try a chard from the region.

Funky. There was something off about this bottle, but it wasn't any of the obvious culprits. I like this producer for Nebbiolo and would be interested to try a chard from the region.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

From the same vineyard the barbera d'asti comes from

From the same vineyard the barbera d'asti comes from

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2014
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.8

Nervy, fresh tree fruit with broad texture. An underlying savory herb.

Nervy, fresh tree fruit with broad texture. An underlying savory herb.

Feb 12th, 2017
Stacy Markow

I loved this. Unoaked, malo, no barrel maturation. 5 months lees aging. Delicate lemon, white flower, and dare I even say potato.

I loved this. Unoaked, malo, no barrel maturation. 5 months lees aging. Delicate lemon, white flower, and dare I even say potato.

May 16th, 2016
Josh Black

From Grisette wine club. A Chardonnay to combat people who hate Chardonnay. Very good- apple notes without being too sweet

From Grisette wine club. A Chardonnay to combat people who hate Chardonnay. Very good- apple notes without being too sweet

Apr 25th, 2021
Alisha Stagg

Enjoyed at BRUTO fundraiser for Dry Storage

Enjoyed at BRUTO fundraiser for Dry Storage

Nov 10th, 2020