A lightly earthy aroma, more grape than tropical fruit. On the tongue, a touch of sweet fruit, with fruit in the finish too, along with some light, citric acidity. Pleasantly easy to drink. Asks for smoked seafood! Low alcohol at 12.5%!

WHO: Domaine Bernard Defaix
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Petit Chablis AOC, Burgundy, France
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $14-$15 (Trade Sample)

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