Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay, Limoux

Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay, Limoux

The Chardonnay grapes for this wine come from three terroirs: the upper Aude valley which gives the wine its minerality and structure, the Autan terroir which lends floral aromas and notes of dried fruit and a Mediterranean-influenced terroir which brings notes of ripe fruit. Hand-picked, the grapes are pressed, the juice cold settled and fermented in barrels; 70% of the wine goes through a malolactic fermentation; prior to ageing for eight months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Green-gold, the nose shows apricot, preserved lemon with white flowers, backed by a vanilla spice; the palate is complex, rich, yet fresh.

  • Type: White
  • Country: France
  • Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay, Limoux
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.17
  • Code: 31834
  • Expression: Acorn