Facile. We arrived in France on Sunday, and are posting updates to our travel blog: AnsoniaWines.com/Travel. So far our meals have all been in outdoor restaurants, mostly simple dishes in a classic French style — steak au poivre, salade de chèvre chaud, foie gras and toast. The wines have been refreshing, straightforward, and delicious: a reminder that sometimes the simplest option is the perfect wine.
One of our favorite uncomplicated wines is the Petit Chablis from the Domaine Gautheron. This is chardonnay in its purest form — no oak, fresh acidity, mineral backbone, and ripe lemon fruit. Since half of the Ansonia team moved to Maine, we’re all enjoying quite a bit more fish and shellfish these days — this wine is an easy companion for nearly everything from the sea.
Crisp. Cyril Gautheron is a rising star in Chablis. The Gautheron Family has made wine here for 200 years, but Cyril has taken the reins with great passion and has critical acclaim from wine writers around the world. The Domaine’s style is classique — little to no oak, bright notes of lemon and apple, and steely fresh minerality.
Gautheron’s Petit Chablis 2015 is a worthy successor to the popular 2014. We usually suggest pairing this with food, but we served a bottle at a cocktail party last week and our guests heartily enjoyed it on its own. For summer heat, this is a pure, refreshing, crowd-pleasing white wine. For anything from the sea — steamed lobster, raw oysters, grilled swordfish — this is a must have.
GAUTHERON Petit Chablis 2015
Ansonia Retail: $22
case, half-case: $16.95/bot
AVAILABLE IN 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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