Eric Chevalier's L'Aujardiere 2013 Chardonnay is fresh and energetic. Without the influence of oak, clean flavors of pear, white flower, and honeysuckle are lifted to the foreground, along with lovely saline minerality and lively acidity -a signature of wines from Nantais, where proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes this region a maritime climate. As the wine rests for eight months on its fine lees, with battonage, it gives l'Aujardiere just the right amount of added richness and finesse. Chevalier is a fourth generation of his family to farm the L'Aujardiere estate. He uses limited yields, sustainable production methods and Lutte Raisone to make quality and natural character the focus of all of his wines. This wine is unfiltered. Enjoy with fish or as an aperitif.