2016 Kalinda Bourgogne Blanc SKU #1365178


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Tasting Notes

For decades now, our Kalinda private label has been providing K&L customers with awesome wines at a fraction of what they'd normally pay under the producers' mainstay labels. 2016 was such a short vintage in Burgundy that many producers had to source new fruit just to fill the barrels. The good news is the quality of the 2016 vintage was spectacular, so the fruit they purchased was exceptional in most cases. This is exactly what happened to Jacque Bavard, one of our favorite producers in Burgundy, and the reason we can offer our first Bourgogne Blanc under our Kalinda Label.

Staff Reviews

  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    K&L Staff Member
    Jacques Bavard has always made one of my favorite Bourgogne Blanc's. When we visited him last March, we were super excited to learn that there was the possibility of doing our private Kalinda Label with him. This is a typical example of the wonderful 2016 vintage in the region. It shows terrific freshness, bright acidity and finesse, whiles still having a fair amount of richness and body. Just in time, this is perfect to pair with lighter dishes or just enjoy as a summertime sipper!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Kalinda White Burgundy! This is a first and I think this is an ideal wine for those who are coming from California Chardonnay and want to try French Chardonnay. The nose of this wine is subtle showing no oak, but it has hints of the terroir. On the palate the wine has weight, richness and softly rolls smoothly across your tongue. A touch of mineral shows on your tongue but this wine's strength is that subtle rich texture that really fills your mouth. Great cocktail wine or grilled fish.
    Drink from 2018 to 2020
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    A lovely nose of yellow fruits, accented by erxtremely subtle hints of spearmint and a rounded, leesy quality, leads to a palate where the real magic begins to happen. Brightly fruited, with excellent acidity aligned with a mouth filling, satiny texture, this should be your new house white, as our own Jim Barr's oenophile dogs used to enthusiastically exclaim. As the back label states, this wine is produced and blended specifically for us by one of the more talented, super tiny, ex Paris restaurateurs currently working in the biz in Burgundy. Highly recommended.


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