Camille de Labrie Chardonnay 2019, Vin de France
A crisp, buttery white
This creamy, crisp white wine by Chateau Croix de Labrie is full-bodied and beautiful, raking in 90 points on James Suckling.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Camille de Labrie Chardonnay by Chateau Croix de Labrie showcases a beautiful golden yellow color. On the nose, it gives notes of peach, apple, and honey with undertones of fresh citrus. Those flavors continue on to the palate, with its balanced acidity.
This is a buttery, complex, creamy white wine that is fun and delicious to drink on any occasion.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Have it with shellfish like lobster, crab, or scallop, or meaty fish, like halibut, or cod with a butter and lemon sauce. Risottos are great with this white wine, too, as well as yogurt-marinated chicken skewers. Enjoy with roast chicken with herbs, or gnocchi with brown butter and sage.
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
One of the smallest Grand Cru St. Emilion estates, the Chateau Croix de Labrie began its life in 1991. It was a humble two hectares of vineyard, owned and made famous by renowned couple, Michel and Ghislaine Puzio-Lesage.
In 2013, the Puzio-Lesage family sold the Chateau to the Courduries, Axelle and Pierre. It was a difficult first year for the new owners, only able to produce four barrels of wine.
But they persevered, and their passion and talent shine through in their wines that reflect the richness and depth of the terroir. Axelle is the winemaker, handling everything from pruning to harvest to vinification to aging. The Courduries have new, modern cellars, as well, moving Chateau Croix de Labrie toward a very bright, very successful future.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.