Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay 2020
Knock, knock. Who's there? A terrific value, that's who. The Novellum Chardonnay is the perfect marriage of raw materials and winemaking. From the south of France, the grapes come from 30 year old vines – an age beyond rare for the variety. Taking these concentrated grapes, the winemaker ages the wine on the skins from Viognier, imparting delicious floral and stone fruit flavors to it which will have you coming back for more every time. Novellum's flavors come together as creamy and snappy, delivering refreshment and satisfaction as one. Pair it with brown butter-basted scallops, fried chicken and biscuits, or a light supper or lunch of chicken salad over butter lettuce tossed with shredded carrots, water chestnuts and scallions. You don't want to miss out on this sensational sipper winelovers!
Jeb Dunnuck: “A richer styled wine (I've compared this cuvée to a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert), the 2020 Novellum has a medium gold hue as well as a rich, powerful bouquet of caramelized lemon, honeyed almonds, candle wax, and toasted bread. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, this is another no brainer purchase.” Mar 2021
Winery: "Chardonnay shows up in some remarkable places but few as breathtaking as the Roussillon where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. From vineyards just a stone’s throw from the beach and within view of the historic Mont Canigou, Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage have created Novellum, a refined, aromatic and elegant Chardonnay that is aged in tank and neutral French barrels."
|Aging||3 months in tank on the lees of Viognier (80%); and French oak barrels (20%)|
|Region||Languedoc Roussillon, France|