It was a good thing I dressed in layers while monitoring the grapes for this vintage. A hot July and then a very cool August produced fruit that had perfect, high acidity while maintaining intense fruit flavors. The goal for me was to incorporate the fruit's great flavor all the way from vine to bottle.
Fat bastard Chardonnay
The grapes for the FAT bastard Chardonnay are sourced from vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, spanning the banks of the Rhône in the east, Carcassonne in the west, the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the south.
A rich, golden yellow color with complex aromas of vanilla and honeysuckle layered with subtle nuances of oak. On the palate, this wine has a full body with an eruption of tropical fruit flavors that develop into a long, toasty finish.
Perfect match with grilled shellfish, fresh salads, or on its own when relaxing with friends and family.
Vin de Pays d’Oc