Cuvée “Carole” 2023 – Chardonnay

Cuvée “Carole” 2023 – Chardonnay

90 Points by Decanter
3.7/5 Vivino Rating

Grapes: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2023
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.

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.


Languedoc-Roussillon, is one of the largest and most diverse wine-producing regions in France. It is located in the southern part of the country, along the Mediterranean coast. It has a long history of viticulture and winemaking, and it’s known for producing a wide range of wine styles.

This region benefits from a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The diverse geography includes coastal plains, rolling hills, and mountainous areas, which create a variety of microclimates and soil types.


Cabardès is situated in the western part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, not far from the city of Carcassonne. The vineyards are spread across the foothills of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountain) and benefit from a variety of microclimates due to the region’s diverse geography.

Pays d’Oc is a large and well-known wine region in the southern part of France, located within the broader Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is not an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) or Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) like many other French wine regions but is instead classified as a Vin de Pays d’Oc or an Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP).


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. 

Ideal serving temperature –  8°C.