Marquis de Pennautier Terroirs D`Altitude Chardonnay 2016

Country
France
Region
Languedoc
Producer
Lorgeril
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (100%)
Type
White
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The Languedoc is a vast region stretching across much of the south and Mediterranean and is France`s single largest vineyard entity for its Vins de Pays wines. Within the Languedoc lie several distinctly identified Vins de Pays (including the l`Aude, Gard and Hérault) and many generic appellations that maintain traditional local blends and wine styles such as Minervois, Corbières, Pic Saint Loup and Fitou.

Producer

Established under Louis XIII in 1650, 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.
Tasting Notes
A beautiful Chardonnay from the Languedoc region in the south of France. 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.
Food
Serve chilled as an accompaniment to foie gras, chicken dishes or salmon in a creamy sauce.