Domaine Pignier Cellier des Chartreux 2008 Chardonnay



Bright golden core with an intoxicating aroma of crushed hazelnuts, toasted buttery brioche, and slightly torched lemon peel. There's a slight sherry tones to this but that came with no surprise since the wines were never topped up in the barrels - a deliberate move by the winery to create the veil of yeast that will actually protect the wine and impart the nutty profile that's quintessentially Jura. Rich, luscious, yet amazingly taut on the palate with a very prominent citrus profile layered with nuances of coconut cream and fresh pineapple. Superb finish.

Not quite your usual run-of-the-mill Chardonnay. This is serious stuff for the wine nerds. Pair this with some aged Comté or Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms if you're in France, or grab some Har Jeong Gai (fried chicken pieces marinated in fermented shrimp paste), chicken makhani with buttered naan, or braised pork trotters in soy if you're in South East Asia.

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