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2016 Novellum ChardonnayChardonnay from France

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"For many years, we worked with a cooperative in Languedoc to make Novellum from a special site that in most years had some botrytis, giving the wine weight without resorting t...

  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California's Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it."

Product Description:

"For many years, we worked with a cooperative in Languedoc to make Novellum from a special site that in most years had some botrytis, giving the wine weight without resorting to oak. Since that time, we've moved the project to the Roussillon where Jean-March and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. There is no botrytis here so we resort to a small percentage in barrel - usually less than 20%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. It remains one of the best values in Chardonnay you can find." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 102761
Country France
Region Languedoc
Sub-Region Languedoc
Ratings

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla