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Alain de la Treille Chardonnay
Maison Alain de la Treille
France - Loire Valley

This chardonnay has a characteristic pale yellow color with a shade of gold,This chardonnay has a characteristic pale yellow color with a shade of gold,and a subtle nose reminiscent of fresh butter nuts and roasted almonds. On the palate, it is full bodied and fruity with a pleasant roundness. Vineyards are located outside of the AOC boundaries, hence the Vin de France classification.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
25 years
Vinification
Part of the cuvee is produced with 12 hours skin maceration; the other part from directly pressed grapes. Wine is slightly filtered before bottling. Slightly oaked with chips for a few months.
Pairings

Excellent as an aperitif or with freshwater fish, shellfish and goat cheeses.

Reviews and News

2019 Alain de la Treille Chardonnay - 88 PTS - WE

2019 Alain de la Treille Chardonnay - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"A pleasant aroma of white peach and orange peel carries to the palate, joined by a crushed mineral tone. The lightly creamy texture turns zesty and bright as it progresses. Grass and lime notes emerge on the finish. - FIONA ADAMS"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 2020), 88 pts

2015 Alain de la Treille Chardonnay - * 1/2 - WP

2015 Alain de la Treille Chardonnay - * 1/2 - WP

wplogo"This is solid, delicious chardonnay, suitable for casual everyday drinking or for parties. Don’t look for oak flavors, just good clean fruit. - Dave McIntyre"
- Washington Post (June 2016), *1/2 - VERY GOOD

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Producer Information: Maison Alain de la Treille

Alain de la Treille was born in 1925 in Saint Georges sur Cher, located in the heart of the Touraine vineyards. A farmer and wine enthusiast, he spent his life ...
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