Novellum Chardonnay 2017 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Novellum Chardonnay 2017

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Novellum Chardonnay 2017
$12.99
Save $3.00 (23%)
$9.99

SKU 30791

750ml

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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.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes Catalanes
Brand Novellum
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Jeb DunnuckComing from 100% Chardonnay that was aged on Viognier lees, the 2017 Vin de France Novellum boasts sensational notes of ripe citrus, white flowers, and spice, with loads of classic Catalanes salinity and obvious minerality. Aged in 15% new barrels, it's medium-bodied, has remarkable purity, integrated acidity, and is a total steal at the price. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.

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Wine AdvocateThe medium-bodied 2017 Novellum Chardonnay ages on Viognier lees for textural enrichment, plus 15% of the volume spends a month in new oak (the rest stays in steel). Pear and melon fruit up front give way to crisp notes of tinned pineapple on the finish.

Joe Czerwinski, April 2018