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Montsable Pays d’Oc Chardonnay 2016

14 June,2017
The Montable Pays d’Oc Chardonnay imported and distributed by Stephen Bennett MW is one of those vinous treasures which will bring smiles to lovers of white burgundy wines. Though coming from the southern Languedoc region, it has the look and taste of Cote Chalonnaise and Macon wines that could be three times its price. Of course it doesn’t have the breeding, detail, complexity and nobility of the great white burgundies, but it is up-front, accessible and does have enough similarities to its more prestigious cousins to make it a worthy wine have around. Here, I review the new release 2016 vintage. For availability, contact Stephen Bennett MW at email: steve@bdwine.co.nz


Montsable Pays d’Oc Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay from France – Other

Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and gently concentrated with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, some nutty lees elements and chalky minerals. The aromatics are up-front with good volume and depth. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses moderately sweet and rich flavours of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit entwined with ripe herb and nutty lees elements. The mouthfeel is fresh and bright and the wine flows with good energy along a fine-textured, light line, leading to a refreshing, lingering stonefruited finish. This is a fresh, moderately sweet and rich fruited Chardonnay with stonefruit and nutty lees elements on a soft-textured palate. Serve with most white meat dishes over the next 3 years. Chardonnay fruit from the Puisserguier vineyards in Saint Chinian, Languedoc, fermented to 12.5% alc., a portion of the wine aged on lees and 20% aged 3 months in French oak. 17.0/20 Jun 2017 RRP $19.95
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