Wine of the Week: 2009 Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine Sainte Claire Chablis

Summer has finally arrived in Boston.  What better time to start opening some crisp, fresh Chablis to counter the rising temperature and humidity? Chablis and Chardonnay continue to be on my mind and in my glass since our tasting with Julien Brocard. This Chablis is made by his father, Jean-Marc, and bears the hallmarks of wines from this region: lots of acidity and a huge dose of minerality.

In the glass the Domaine Sainte Claire is bright and clear, a pale straw with hints of green. Flinty minerality and green apple dominate the nose, while the palate has lime and more apple. The intense acidity carries the fruit and provides a long, mouthwatering finish.  This clean, crisp Chablis is refreshing and perfectly enjoyable on its own or with food.

At Martignetti’s in Brighton for $21.99.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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