La Chablisienne Petit Chablis, 2013
Patrick: "Chablis is from the Burgundy region of France, which is far north. So, you get wine that's brighter, lighter, more crisp. Usually, there’s little to no oak used as well, so I think it’s a Chardonnay for people who like lighter wines. Chablis itself is very close to champagne, it’s the next closest region to the area of Champagne, so it would make perfect sense that this wine should be the option for making a good sparkling wine. That one didn’t take the bubbles as well as the first one, because the weight of that wine is a little bit richer than the Sauvignon Blanc. I think it has a bit more of a roundness, this seems a little more palatable."
Jeremy: "I'm embarrassed to say it, but if I got handed this at a party and was told it was champagne, I'd happily drink it up. If anything, this makes me really self-conscious about my palate. Am I a philistine?"
Comparable to champagne: "I still wouldn’t say it’s as good as any champagne I’ve had.”