Welcome back to part two of Chardonnay Three-Way, in which we taste and talk about Chardonnay at three very different price points.
In episode 1, we talked about why there are so many drastic price differences between wines. How does Bogle Chardonnay cost less than $10 and a Chablis Premier Cru can go for hundreds?
In this episode we taste all three side-by-side and discuss what you are getting in each bottle. All three Chardonnays are aged in oak barrels, the first two in new American oak, and the third in French barrels.
We also discuss the importance of harvesting grapes from different vineyards as well as at different stages of ripeness in order to create a more balanced wine in the cellar.
We talked about soil type and terroir, and the famous Kimmeridgian found in Chablis that gives the wines their distinctive, flinty mineral note.
Wines discussed in the video.
Bogle Family Chardonnay 2017 (Under $10)
Catena Chardonnay 2015 (Under $20)
Chablis Premier Cru “Vaillons,” Defaix 2005 (Over $50)