Cuvée “Carole” 2022 – Chardonnay

90 Points by Decanter

Grapes: Chardonnay & Gros Manseng
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2022
Format: 75cl
Classification: PGI Pays d’Oc
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Country: France




Another Chardonnay? Yes but this one is different. Grown in the terroir of the Languedoc but also with oceanic influence from the Atlantic and there aren’t so many oceanic Chardonnays around. This sunny Chardonnay is also tight , lively and with added 5% Gros Manseng. Grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press and processed in an oxidative method. Cold clarification. Fermentation at 18° in 300 hl stainless steel tanks. 25% malolactic fermentation. Ageing on fine lees for 2 months. Soft and subtle on the nose with baked bruised apple and the tiniest hint of brioche on the palate. It’s layered with good depth of flavour and enough acidity to sustain interest and freshness ending with a long finish.

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