Famille Brocard, Margote, Chardonnay 2018
Vin de France (Mostly Chablis, Burgundy)
Jean-Marc Brocard is a farmer’s son but he married into winemaking. Starting with a hectare of vines from his father-in-law Jean-Marc now manages over 180 hectares. He is very focused on the ecological health of his vineyards, the unique terroir of Chablis, and adhering to traditional principles learned from older winemakers. The 2017 vintage was tough, so he started blending his prized Chablis with Chardonnay from the Loire and Languedoc. The result is something that drinks like fine Chablis at a fraction of the price.