La Colombe, Chablis France

Chablis is almost as fraught as Bordeaux when looking for well-priced entry level, quality wine.  We searched for a wine that was not made through a co-operative, opting instead to find a wine sourced directly from growers.   This provides much better control of the quality of the wine.

La Colombe has been made in such a manner – the winemaker Samantha Bailey blends from several growers to create a classic style Chablis with enough racy acidity yet good fruit, finesse and depth of flavour to make it immediately approachable.  It tastes like Chablis without mouth puckering acidity so many entry level Chablis show.  All the grapes are hand-picked and after light pressing, the wine is left on lees for a minimum of 6 months.