Chantilly Chardonnay 2011
Chantilly Musqué Clone 809 is unlike any other Chardonnay. It combines the fragrant aromas and flavors of Muscat with the creamy texture of Chardonnay.
This distinct clone is named for the French term meaning both perfumed (‘musky’) and Muscat-like, and indicates that the variety is highly aromatic and the Chantilly Chardonnay Musqué 809 clone certainly lives up to its name.
Bright, light straw-gold the the fragrant bouquet of honeysuckle, orange blossoms, honeydew and peach waft from the glass, leading into a beautifully balanced and structured palate where vibrant juicy flavors of mangoes, papaya and lychee mingle with wildflower honey, apricot and a lime zest finish.
Fresh, bright, crisp yet full-bodied, this delightful Chardonnay will pair nicely with spicy Thai food or creamy chevre but its elegance and freshness give cause to want to simply sit quietly and sip, often.