Les Volets Chardonnay
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
In the high Aude region, Mediterranean sunshine is tempered by the cooler nights characteristic of the Pyrénées foothills, creating wines of intensity, complexity and finesse. This beautiful and rugged environment is home to the Languedoc and Limoux AOPs, but the vineyards do not stop with the AOP geographical limits and it is from these outskirts that we have sourced some exceptionally interesting wines for the Les Volets range. "The Chardonnay grape benefits from the warm climate combined with high altitude, allowing for slower and longer ripening of the grapes. These ideal growing conditions gives this wine concentrated fruit yet refreshing acidity. Made from mostly hand-picked grapes, 20% has been vinified in old oak, imparting texture and body. For those looking for a high quality Chardonnay, this punches well above its weight.
Bright acidity gives way to green apple and brioche notes. Older oak barrels have added texture and given a toasted hazelnut twist.
Match with baked chicken with a creamy sauce, wild mushroom risotto or pasta with clams in white wine.