La Closerie des Lys 'Les Fruitières Blanc' Languedoc (Limoux), France 2018Regular price $12.00
This white blend comes from the cool climate region of Limoux, the Languedoc’s only AOP for Chardonnay, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. With equal parts of the native Mauzac grape blended in, and a native lady winemaker (who trained at the famous Vieux Telegraph), this wine serves as snapshot of the terroir in more ways than one.
Fermented on the lees for 5-6 months (undergoing full malolactic) in steel, the ripeness of the Chardonnay is perfectly balanced by acidity from Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc. White peaches and citrus on the nose follows through on the palate, with a crisp bright finish. An absolute charmer!
Food Ideas: cauliflower gratin, salmon rillettes, scallops w/blood orange beurre blanc, escarole and hazelnut salad w/crispy pancetta