Chardonnay * 75cl * 13% ABV * Burgundy, France
The Cote Chalonnaise tends to be your best bet for finding quality, early-drinking white Burgundy that won't break the bank. Domaine Belleville was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and boasts 28 hectares of vineyards. Elegant and on the riper side, this has a lovely expressive nose of ripe orchard fruits (pear and apple) with just a slight herbal streak and plenty of toasted bread character. Minerality comes from the south-east facing limestone slopes. Nice structure in the mouth and a surprising mellowness. Good with creamy seafood dishes and soft cheeses.