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Le Champ des Etoiles Chardonnay 2020

Le Champ des Etoiles Chardonnay 2020

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  • Burgundy - France
  • 2020 - Chardonnay
  • 14.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Le Champ des Etoiles (‘field of stars’) is one of our most popular Pinot Noirs—crafted in the image of top-notch Burgundy. That’s why we’re so excited about its “little sister” Chardonnay. Direct from France’s sunny south, it has made a name for itself on the international awards circuit, winning a slew of top medals. Get your hands on this juicy 2020 now—for a price you’d be hard-pressed to find in the Côte d’Or.

The man behind the label is none other than Mark Hoddy—he’s a Burgundy buff, and really pulled out all the stops to create this special cuvée, modeled after his beloved white Burgundy. He started with perfectly ripened Chardonnay grapes from prime Languedoc sites. After a gentle pressing—key to preserving delicate flavors and silky texture—he carefully escorted the “juice” back to his winery in Bordeaux (Le Chai au Quai—“a fabulous venture,” says Decanter). And that’s where the magic happened...

Taking further cues from Burgundy, Mark partially fermented the wine in older French oak barrels, then treated part of it to a brief, oak-barrel slumber. This adds a creamy, spicy richness to the wine’s vibrant citrus flavors, all framed by a refreshing streak of minerality.

Mark’s careful efforts were rewarded with gold medals from Anivin de France and Gilbert & Gaillard, France’s most prestigious wine guide. Judges raved: “Pleasant nose delivering a mix of white fruits and acacia. Harmonious, silky, rounded palate displaying seductive aromatic intensity, complementing the spectrum with a touch of citrus and butter. Focused, modern and compelling.” Enjoy it with grilled white meats, rich seafood, and more.

Burgundy fans (and those who just love top-quality, food-friendly Chardonnay) should pounce on this exclusive. Strictly limited cases.

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