2016 Kalinda Bourgogne Blanc SKU #1365178

Price: $19.99

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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

  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is made by one of my personal favorite producers in Burgundy. I can't tell you who makes it, but suffice to say it has a lot of Puligny-Montrachet quality to it. I think this is absolutely one of the best deals we have in white Burgundy currently. Its lean and mineral with classic flint notes, but with a nice lees-y texture and plenty of creamy lemon curd on the finish. It's pretty phenomenal that we were able to work with this producer to bottle a Kalinda Bourgogne, and I hope you enjoy the results as much as I am.
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    Thanks to the hot Socal summer in full swing, I am tasting my way through our white Burgundy selection, in particular those in our Direct Import program. Many of our customers are familiar with the domestic offerings on our Kalinda label but for the first time we have a Kalinda Bourgogne Blanc! Ripe golden apple, fresh pear and and lively acidity are packed in nicely for only $19.99. If you drink domestic Chardonnay are looking to change things up, try this gem from one of our beloved DI producers, Jacques Bavard.
  • 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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