Les Jamelles Chardonnay 2021
Les Jamelles Chardonnay stands out for its freshness, fruit and richness, recalling the Burgundian origins of the creator of the wines, Catherine Delaunay. This wine is complex and elegant, with perfect balance between freshness and fruit, boasting a slight touch of oak and a rich, long, harmonious finish.
Serve well chilled as an aperitif, with seafood, fish, cold cuts, or white meats.
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Wines with a different spirit... "Les Jamelles" is a unique collection of handcrafted varietal wines that have been produced in the Pays d'Oc, in the South of France, since 1995.
The wines, which are soberly and authenticly presented, have won praise from the press throughout the world for their excellent quality, placing them in a class of their own.
Created by nature and the work of talented men and women, "Les Jamelles" wines offer a real handcrafted quality..the simplicity of authentic products..a different spirit.
A catchall term for the area surrounding the Languedoc and Roussillon, Pays d’Oc is the most important IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) in France, producing 85% of this country’s wine under the IGP designation. (IGP indicates wine of good quality, not otherwise elevated to the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status.)
The near perfect Mediterranean climate combined with dry, cool winds from the north, optimal soils, altitudes and exposures make Pays d’Oc an ideal wine growing region. Single varietal wines and blends are possible here and while many types of grapes do well in Pays d’Oc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache and Cinsault are among the most common.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.