Limoux Chardonnay, Zephyr, Abbotts & Delaunay

Limoux Chardonnay, Zephyr, Abbotts & Delaunay

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. The grapes for the 2015 vintage were sourced solely from the La Palajo plot of the Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon estate, the name of the 2015 wine reflects this change.

  • Type: White
  • Country: France
  • Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vintage: 2013/2015
  • Producer: Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Chardonnay, Limoux
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.61
  • Code: 31834
  • Expression: Acorn