2018 Le Jade Chardonnay

Year: 2018
Appellation: Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: France
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$11.95
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Winery Notes:
The wine comes from south-facing vineyards planted on clay and limestone hills overlooking the Etang de Thau, a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Cap d'Agde.

Le Jade Chardonnay offers a wonderful yellow color, a complex nose of white flowers, mild tobacco and vanilla. Rich and full-bodied mouthfeel; concentrated with just a touch of sweetness.

Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay

Agricultural Practices:
Sustainable

Vinification:
Grapes are picked at night at perfect maturity (13.5 degrees ). Skin-contact maceration for several hours during the filling phase of the pneumatic press. All transfers of grapes and grape juice are under inert gas to avoid oxidation. Only the best quality free-run juice is then selected. Cold settling for 48 hours at 8 degrees C. Slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (16 degrees C). Stirring of lees with inert gas. No malolactic fermentation. No barrel aging. Some of the wine was in contact with oak chips.

Pairings:
Serve with a gratin of scallops, pan-fried sole, or grilled oysters with shallots, parsley and a touch of cream. Also great with goat cheese or chocolate cake!