Yet another value find from the Vins de Pays d'Oc wine tasting on June 13th in NYC, this one a 100% Chardonnay.
The 2005 Les Jamelles Chardonnay hails from different growing areas at various altitudes throughout the Languedoc. It has a nice weight to it with good acid and ripe fruit to balance out the nuttiness. It is a refreshing Chardonnay — not heavy — and would pair nicely with summer fish dishes, particularly scallops.
The wine is made by two winemakers, Catherine and Laurent Delauney, from Burgundy. They both spent time making wine in Burgundy and California before settling in the Languedoc area.
Balance & Structure: B+
Current Grade: B+
Peak Grade: B+
You can find the wine for between $8 and $10 at places like Pops Wine & Spirits and Premier Cru Wine Merchants.
A votre sante!