Grapelive: Wine of the Day September 8, 2016

2015christopheac2015 Christophe et Fils, Chablis, White Burgundy, France.
The secret is out now, this Christophe Chablis is killer and maybe one of the best deals for white Burgundy you’ll find, and while it’s going to be hard to find, you should search high and low to get as much as you can! The 2015 Petite Chablis, from the family’s original vines is absolutely gorgeous as well, but the regular Chablis AC is at another level, it is vital and pure as can be without adornment or frills, but stunning in detail and precision! With a holistic view to farming and a very gentile touch in the cellar these Chablis are true and terroir driven wines, vibrant and expressive, if you want something affordable and brilliant this is your wine, we can’t all score Raveneau and Dauvissat, so if you want something on that level without busting the bank I suggest you find Christophe and while 2015 is a mixed year for white Burgundy and Chablis, these Christophe’s are fabulous and dynamic wines. The 2015 Christophe et Fils Chablis starts with white flowers, wet stones, bright citrus oil, green apple and steely mineral with a slight salty essence leading to a laser sharp palate of lime, flinty spice adding to the layers of crisp and cool flavors. There is a hint of body and with air it puts on some texture, but stays vigorous and zesty throughout, this is lovely Chardonnay. Lingering lemon and fine chalk remind you again of what this is and where it comes from, if this basic Chablis is this good, I can’t wait to try the Premier Crus! Imported by The Source Imports, Christophe et Fils Chablis are wines to get, wonderful stuff, shout out to Raj Parr for suggesting Christophe to me a few years back, very grateful to have finally had a chance to taste through and get some wine for myself! Certainly look for any of the 2014’s if you can, but without question be greedy if you see these 2015’s, it’s hard to beat this kind of quality for the price!
($28 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive