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Novellum Chardonnay

$12.99

SKU 80510918701

750ml

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Someone once made an unflattering comparison between Chardonnay and a part of one's anatomy best left unmentioned, saying, "everyone's got one, no one wants to hear about yours." Sadly Chardonnay is a victim of its own success and frequently a punch line despite being one of the most highly esteemed wines in its guise of Grand Cru Chablis or Montrachet. We are not claiming that Novellum is like these auspicious wines but we will argue that for its price you can hardly find better. For many years we worked with a cooperative in the 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-Marc 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 that you can find.

This is a vintage item, but we do not track the vintage in inventory. The information shown describes a recent vintage of this item, but may not describe the vintage you will receive. If you require a specific vintage of this item, please contact us to inquire about availability.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Cotes Catalanes
Brand Novellum

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.

Pricing, availability, vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.