Wine of the Week: Seaside wine
Nothing says early summer to more than eating freshly caught shrimp and accompanying them with a good white wine. And nothing, to me, is better with shrimp than the wines from Chablis. The unique terroir in Chablis makes the wines form there perfect with seafood in general, but there is something with Norwegian shrimps and a good Chablis. On a warm summers day there is nothing better.
This week’s wine comes from one of the most famous and respected wine makers in Chablis, Jean-Marc Brocard. He makes both Grand Cru, Premier Cru and regular Chablis, but this week we will focus on the “small Chablis”, Petit Chablis. When talking of Chablis, we have to talk about the terroir and the terroir in Chablis is probably the most famous one in the wine world. Named after a little town in the south of England, Kimmeridge, and was formed in the late Jurassic. At this time the Chablis area was covered by an ocean, so we find a lot of sea fossils in the terroir. But it’s not the only terroir in Chablis, you will also find Portland soil. This soil is slightly calcareous, marly and contains no fossils. It produces wines with more fruit character, with little minerality.
Jean-Marc Brocard’s Petit Chablis is planted almost exclusively in Portland soil, making it his fruitiest wine while also being fresh and very drinkable. The freshness and good fruit makes it a great compliment with the salty shrim
Brocard Petit Chablis 2018 194,90 kr
Bright yellow colour. Very fruity on the nose with lime, grapefruit and passion fruit dominating. Very fresh and good length in the mouth. The acidity is well integrated and helps give a long and fine aftertaste. Can be enjoyed by itself, but is perfect with shrimp.
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