- Jean Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kiimmeridgien 2015 Product #31778 (In Stock)
Juilien Brocard sources the Chardonnay for this crackling value white from the Kimmeridgien soils of Auxerrois, just west of Chablis. Named for the Dorset, England, town where it was first cataloged, Kimmeridgien soil consists of layers of dense chalk and softer clay encrusted with tiny fossilized sea shells (you’ll find a stylized drawing of an Ammonite shell right on the label). Offering excellent drainage and plenty of mineral nutrients for the vines, Kimmeridgien soils give the best wines of Champagne, Sancerre, and Chablis lovely ripeness with unique accents of flinty, salty, minerality.
In the rich 2015 vintage Brocard crafted a perfectly ripe and utterly delicious Bourgogne Blanc with no oak. Clean, fresh, aromas of citrus peel, green apple, flint and seashell really pull you in for a sip. You’ll find a vibrant, but nicely rich, mouthful of yellow apple, peach, lemon and lime zest fruit enlivened by juicy acids and salty stone minerality. The texture is smooth, with no hard edges, and the lovely fruit and wet stone flavors linger on very nicely. The weight of Macon, a touch of Central Coast Chardonnay fruit, and a stony Chablis finish combine perfectly in this seductive white value.
- Jean Marc Brocard Saint Bris Sauvignon 2015 Product #31779 (In Stock)
St Bris's vineyards lie just outside of Chablis on white chalk Kimmeridgian soils and are the only part of Burgundy where Sauvignon Blanc, rather than Chardonnay, rules. Classic SB aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, lemon pulp, and stone fruit with savory accents of crushed herb and slate get an extra boost of density and richness from the warm 2015 vintage and 60 year-old vines. Think a richer, rounder, Sancerre and you'll have the right idea.