One of the best Chardonnays we've tasted in a while!
Tasting Notes: A lovely golden colour with tropical fruits on the nose. The wine is matured in new French oak barrels for 10 months with occasional lees stirring to keep it in contact with the yeasts, this gives the wine its creamy texture and buttery notes which complement the pineapple, nectarine and ripe peach characters. A fresh acidity balances the richness of the wine and gives a long, lasting finish.
Established under Louis XIII in 1620, the Chateau de Pennautier forms the heart of the Lorgeril estate. The Domaine comprises of 340 hectares, mainly in the Cabardes region of northern Languedoc, close to the medieval city of Carcassonne. Miren and Nicolas de Lorgeril, direct descendants of the first Marquis de Pennautier, are the tenth generation of the family to make wine here.
Food Match: Serve chilled as an accompaniment to foie gras, chicken dishes, or salmon in a creamy sauce.
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Country: Languedoc, France