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Les Volets Chardonnay, Pays de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude 2018

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Boutinot France

Pinched between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the High Valley of the Aude breeds concentrated fruit and refreshing acidity. We ferment four fifths of this Chardonnay in stainless steel and a fifth in oak for a firm-textured, succulent style with a subtly savoury finish.

Meet the producer

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Production

The Haute Vallée de L’Aude benefits from a warm climate combined with high altitude which results in wines with concentrated fruit yet refreshing acidity. Made from mostly hand-picked grapes, 20% has been vinified in old oak, imparting texture and body.

Tasting notes

Bright acidity gives way to green apple and brioche notes. Old oak barrels have added texture and given a toasted hazlenut twist. For those looking for a high qualtiy Chardonnay, this punches well above its weight.

Food match

Baked chicken with a creamy sauce, wild mushroom risotto or pasta with clams in white wine.

Awards

2015 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Bronze

IWC 2017

Bronze

IWC 2017

Bronze

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Bronze

IWSC 2017

Silver

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