Famille Descombe Chardonnay 2022



Lovely unoaked French Chardonnay from Burgundy family Descombe showing great typicity for the varietal.

Cool fermented and aged on the lees for flavour and texture development, this is bright, fresh and fruit-forward, with aromas of melon, green apple and citrus, and subtle toasty, creamy notes. The palate has a weighted suppleness, rolling in the mouth and well balanced, juicy yellow fruit with creamy, more savoury elements and a cleansing twist of citrus for a crisp, fresh finish.

  • Ripe, fruity, rounded
  • 750ml
  • 13.0% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Descombe Family Wines

Famille Descombe is a family-owned company since 1905, growing from small vineyard holdings in Beaujolais to operating across Burgundy and latterly into the Rhône in recent years. Distribution was almost entirely domestic until the 2000s, since when they've achieved success in export markets and invested heavily in upgrading on the production side. Marine Descombe (second from left above, with father Florent on the right) is the fifth generation and has overseen much of the modernisation, as well as further vineyard acquisitions in Beaujolais, Chablis and, most recently, the Rhône.

Wines are modern in style with a pride in regional identity — Descombe's portfolio covers some of the most recognised and highly prized appellations in the world — but, largely because of their extensive vineyard holdings and grower connections, they're also able to produce outstanding varietal table wines away from regional restrictions.

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89 Points
Wine Enthusiast (2020)


  • Wine Enthusiast

    Lillies and white grapefruits form the nose. Bright, ripe Meyer lemon and melon flavors are juicy on the palate, with a grass and mineral tones extending on the finish. 89 points, Fiona Adams, Wine Enthusiast.

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