La Chasse Chardonnay/Viognier - Waitrose

La Chasse Chardonnay/Viognier


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Vintage: 2012
Region: S France , France
Colour: White
Style: Dry
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Screw cap
Alcohol by vol: 12.5% vol
A great wine made from a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier grapes from the south of France. The Viognier lending a lovely aromatic profile and peachy flavours, while the Chardonnay adds body and citrussy notes. A great partner to spicy foods, particularly the more spicy examples of Chinese cuisine.

Stretching across the lower half of France, this area encompasses all that is great about French wine. Diverse climatic variations have helped direct and focus each area to adopt indigenous, native varieties and work them to their advantage. This is an exciting hunting ground if you want to explore the highways and byways of southern France.

The reds are often based on the varieties of the Rhône, while in the east of the country Grenache is king. Further west the Atlantic varieties of Bordeaux have more significance, as with Malbec from Cahors. In whites this translates to exciting blends of Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Muscat, as well as the more international Chardonnays and Sauvignons.

One perceives the region to be hot, yet areas such as Limoux produce great purity and elegance in their wines, perfect for drinking as an apéritif all year round.