Philippe Guerin Abstraction #3 Chardonnay (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Country

    France

  • Size

    750ml

  • Food Pairing

    Soft CheeseSeafoodSeafood Pasta Dishes

  • Grape

    Chardonnay

  • Region

    Loire Valley

  • Vintage

    2020

Philippe Guérin makes wine in a quiet hamlet in the Loire Valley.  He is the 5th generation of his family to farm 30 hectares of vines within the communes of Vallet and Goulaine.  Most of his vines are Melon de Bourgogne grapes, dedicated to the production of Muscadet, with the oldest vines approaching 90 years of age.  The balance is made up of more commercial varieties which are sold as either Vin de pays or Vin de France.  The harvest is done with a combination of hand and machine.  The “Abstraction” label is Philippe’s Vin de France  label where he has more freedom to experiment and innovate with his winemaking.  
It is not uncommon in this area to lose a significant amount of grapes (especially the Chardonnay) to frost on a given year, so when the weather cooperates and Philip can produce a Chardonnay it is always a treat! 

Tasting Notes

A balanced Chardonnay characterized by bright orchard fruit, citrus and a great core of minerality.  Very crisp and refreshing. 

Method

Philip cultivates a small plot of Chardonnay in the Loire Valley.  The grapes grow on a clay limestone soil, which delivers the true nature of this grape.  The vineyards lie at a low altitude and are influenced by the nearby Atlantic ocean.  

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$23.00

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Reviews

  1. 5

    Not generally a chardonnay fan, but this is a lively bright crisp wine, and real value for money. Better than your average generic table wine!

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