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Sunday 23 October 2016

Clotilde Davenne: fromvineyardsdirect.com

Two Burgundies from Clotilde Davenne via From Vineyards Direct

If you like the idea of a bargain, then de-classified wines from new producers can be a really good idea.

After 17 years as winemaker for Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis, Clotilde Davenne established her own vineyard, Les Temps Perdus, in 2005 making wines to express the local Jurassic terroir with no oak.

Clotilde Davenne, Bourgogne Blanc 2014, £10.95 (75cl) 13% labelled a Bourgogne Blanc, the grapes are located in the village of Prehy, one of the 20 villages in the Chablis appellation; elegant freshness and minerality with melon fruit and weight on the mid-palate.

Clotilde Davenne Saint-Bris 2014, £10.95 (75cl) 12.5% aromatic lemongrass with zippy lime-marmelade cut through with taut acidity and minerality; linear and precise. Good.

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