Join us to celebrate International Chardonnay Day at Domaine Hudson on May 23!
Have you heard of the ABC Club – “Anything But Chardonnay”? Astute white wine drinkers know that should actually be “Anything but BAD Chardonnay” because that’s the real cause of the misconception about this versatile, delightful wine.
We thought we’d take this International Chardonnay Day, May 23, as an occasion to introduce you to some delectable Chards that may convert you!
Chards come in three styles – a smooth, buttery, rich variety; a crisp, light unoaked variety, and a sparkling style. Many people are familiar with the heavily oaked Chardonnays that often come from California producers. If that’s the only type you’ve tasted, you’re missing out on some real surprises, as an unoaked or lightly oaked Chard may just be your cup of tea… uh, vino.
So let us help you reassess your opinion of Chardonnays. Stop by next Thursday and try a Chardonnay flight – you’ll get FOUR chards from our By-the-Glass list for just $25.
- Diebolt Vallois Bland de Blanc Champagne France (NV) “Lively and elegant champagne, perfect as an aperitif or at the beginning of the meal.” Normally $30 a glass.
- Andre Bonhomme “Vire-Clesse” Chardonnay, Burgundy, France 2016 ” The wine first rushes forward with floridity—honeysuckle, acacia, white wildflowers—and then greets you with Asian pear, white peach, quince, candied lime, lemon blossoms, guava, and an assortment of crushed minerality. Normally $16 a glass.
- Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros California 2016 – “full-bodied and creamy yet balanced by its lively acidity; with nuanced flavors of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, melon, and subtle hints of oak toast.” Normally $16 a glass.
- Talley Vineyards “Estate” Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley, California 2015 “Lemon tart, Jasmine and Orange Blossom on the nose, with Nectarine, Green Apple, Yuzu and Meyer Lemon on the palate.” Normally $16 per glass.
Pair your flight with delicacies from our dinner menu, such as the Heirloom Grain Tabouleh starter, the Chicken Mousse Agnolotti, and the New England Fluke. Ask your server for pairing suggestions.
Comment below if you’ve enjoyed celebrating International Chardonnay Day at Domaine Hudson!