2015 Michel Gahier Arbois Chardonnay “Les Crets”
$ 27.99

From Chardonnay planted in soils of marne rouge (which contain more iron than marne blanche), “Crets” possesses a deeper and more saline personality than “Follasses” above. Though it is also topped up during its two-year passage in 400-liter barrels, “Crets” displays the layered character and the endlessly ringing finish more commonly associated with wines aged sous-voile. This 2015 encapsulates Gahier’s uncanny ability to harness vinous energy, as it is both irrepressibly vibrant and crystal clear in its articulation of flavors.