2014 Le Chat Noir Aude Valley Chardonnay
Hailing from the south of France, this black cat is an un-oaked molly that has some creamy lees for added interest. Peaches, citrus and green apples pounce out of the glass, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and fruit-driven, with more stone fruit and tropical flavours, and some bright lemony acidity taking you to a dry, fruity finish.
A lightly oaked, cool climate Chardonnay with excellent purity of flavour that is a versatile companion to food and an ideal avenue to “rediscover” Chardonnay. Unadulterated Chardonnay – classically expressive of stone fruit, lemon and cut apple. The palate is delightfully flavoursome with ripe nectarine, pear and melon given definition by brisk citrus minerality before a long dry finish.