Domaine de la Cadette

La Châtelaine Bourgogne Vézelay Chardonnay

9.52 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Vézelay, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

This might be my first wine from Vézelay, at least as much as I can recall. I wasn’t looking for a Vézelay when I dropped into my local, rather I was looking for a Chablis to bring to a tasting. My local wasn’t really happy with his Chablis selection and recommended this instead; a northern white Burgundy of another kind.

The wine poured a bright straw color with medium viscosity and no signs of particles or gas. The nose: medium+ intensity with notes that would describe Carmen Miranda’s fruit headdress. Star fruit, mango, and pineapple…like ripping open a pack of tropical Starburst. After some time, the nose evolves to include lemon verbena. On the nose, again tropical fruit with pineapple, lemoncello, and steely minerals. Acid is medium+ and finish is medium and satisfying. In the end, this wasn’t a perfect substitute for Chablis but it was certainly fun and something I would be happy to drink again, assuming this is indicative of other wines from the region.

This might be my first wine from Vézelay, at least as much as I can recall. I wasn’t looking for a Vézelay when I dropped into my local, rather I was looking for a Chablis to bring to a tasting. My local wasn’t really happy with his Chablis selection and recommended this instead; a northern white Burgundy of another kind.

The wine poured a bright straw color with medium viscosity and no signs of particles or gas. The nose: medium+ intensity with notes that would describe Carmen Miranda’s fruit headdress. Star fruit, mango, and pineapple…like ripping open a pack of tropical Starburst. After some time, the nose evolves to include lemon verbena. On the nose, again tropical fruit with pineapple, lemoncello, and steely minerals. Acid is medium+ and finish is medium and satisfying. In the end, this wasn’t a perfect substitute for Chablis but it was certainly fun and something I would be happy to drink again, assuming this is indicative of other wines from the region.

Sep 7th, 2021
Will Parish

Live it! Zunis with duck leg chicken.

Live it! Zunis with duck leg chicken.

May 28th, 2021