Michel Gahier

La Fauquette Arbois Chardonnay

8.96 ratings
-no pro ratings
Arbois, Jura, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Brett Vanderbrook

I came around on this wine. The issue is approach. I was expecting it to be a Burgundian expression of Chardonnay, but this is definitely more akin to a natural or orange wine (displays both Brett and VA.) Treat it as if it were red; decant it and let it warm to about room temp. Drink it with strong, funky cheese. Close your eyes when you smell it; the aroma is almost like Barbera or a comparable acidic, funky Italian red. This wine is good, but you 100% have to be ready for wine that is not at all like typical French Chardonnay.

I came around on this wine. The issue is approach. I was expecting it to be a Burgundian expression of Chardonnay, but this is definitely more akin to a natural or orange wine (displays both Brett and VA.) Treat it as if it were red; decant it and let it warm to about room temp. Drink it with strong, funky cheese. Close your eyes when you smell it; the aroma is almost like Barbera or a comparable acidic, funky Italian red. This wine is good, but you 100% have to be ready for wine that is not at all like typical French Chardonnay.

May 24th, 2019
kasimir bujak

bouquet of wax, wool, crystalized pineapple, intense minerality... palate brings your normal stoney buttery chives, but with more minerality and some waxiness. rich but fresh. very nice.

bouquet of wax, wool, crystalized pineapple, intense minerality... palate brings your normal stoney buttery chives, but with more minerality and some waxiness. rich but fresh. very nice.

Mar 13th, 2017
Russell Alexander

Russell had this a year ago

Russell had this a year ago

Jun 22nd, 2018
Ami Angelowicz

Ami had this a year ago

Ami had this a year ago

Jun 11th, 2018
Joseph Misiti

Joseph had this 2 years ago

Joseph had this 2 years ago

Aug 31st, 2017