Fabulous Grand Cru style Chardonnay from Le Chai that every year wins Golds. The grapes are from Limoux’s high vineyards, where night-time coolness, produces Burgundian finesse. A superb oak fermented white with intense lemon fruit and subtle spice.
"Not just any Chardonnay, this was top-notch, Old World style with buttery tones"
Online Review For the 2017 vintage
One of our prized, rule breaking whites, La Voûte is the work of Mark Hoddy at our own cellar, Le Chai au Quai. He wanted to make a rich but zesty Burgundy style wine at an affordable price. For finesse, ripeness and Chablis-esque mineral zip, Mark chose grapes from the Astruc vineyard in the Languedoc’s Limoux Océanique. There the vines, planted at 300 metres in an ocean cooled climate, produce ripe fruit with intensity and brilliant freshness. After careful pressing the juice was transported to Le Chai and put into oak barrels, 35% new, to ferment at tick over speed. A further year’s ageing in oak has lent a broad, creamy texture to the peach and lemon fruit. Serve in large bowled glasses to let it open out, with chicken, or sauced fish.
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