Chardonnay

2018

FORTANT CHARDONNAY .750

Chardonnay

750 ML

$11.99

Product Description

Based on the expertise of four generations of winemakers, we want to reflect the diversity and the richness of opportunity across the Languedoc region with a full qualitative approach encompassing all the key elements from the vines to the wines.

These wines are sourced from selected vineyards located in the coastal valleys around Sète. The coastal terroir is sunny and bountiful, offering delectable, exuberant wines with flavors of citrus, red and  tropical fruit. Boasting relatively young and rather fertile soils , this terroir, with the help of modern viticultural and winemaking techniques, is well-suited to bringing out all of the aromas and flavors of each grape variety as well as those produced during fermentation such as thiols, terpenes and esters.

This wine is brilliant straw yellow in color and features a generous nose with notes of nectarine and acacia. Round and balanced on the palate with lovely tropical fruit flavors and a long finish.

Haskell's Hundred Around The World Favorite

Details

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: France

Region Description:

France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.