Le Champ des Etoiles
Chardonnay • Languedoc
Sister wine to Le Champ des Etoiles Pinot Noir, this crisp Chardonnay is made in classic Mâcon-Villages style, yet the fruit comes from two top spots in the Languedoc. Deliciously creamy and rounded, it offers stone fruit with elegant minerally zip.
The aim at Le Chai au Quai is to make classic style wine at a good-value price. Hence this deliciously moreish white. It's crafted very much like a high-quality white Burgundy, yet the fruit is from the Languedoc. Our winemaker Mark Hoddy picked out two super-premium parcels of Chardonnay - one from Océanique Limoux, high in the hills and one from Pic Saint Loup, renowned for its ultra fresh whites. No wonder this wine has so much minerally elegance. Mark aged the wine on its lees in seasoned barrels. Why not new oak? Seasoned wood lends a creamy rounded texture, whilst also enabling the wine to age and gain complexity, but doesn't overload the wine with oakiness. So the wine retains a minimum of spice and the fruit remains prevalent. An elegant white with creamy sauced fish or chicken or salmon en croute.
Aromas of creamy stone fruits, citrus and almond. Mouthfilling, rounded texture with ripe peach and minerally elegance.
Style: Medium-bodied dry white
Colour: Pale green gold