Le Blanc (Chardonnay) 2017 Domaine d'Aigues Belles


"An icon in Languedoc" from the famous French wine critics Bettane & Desseauve. This is the least we can say for this amazing 100% Chardonnay. Tiny yields, harvest at night to protect grapes, careful vinification and 3 months in French oak barrels: These are the secret ingredients to what is, according to many famous critics, the "best Chardonnay in Languedoc". This luscious white shows complex aromas of white fruit and hazelnut. On the palate, its buttery structure opens up with a long and structured finish, reminiscent of what you can find in Burgundy. Simply amazing!

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Domaine d'Aigues Belles
2017
IGP Pays d'Oc
Languedoc
Dry white wine
100% Chardonnay
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
From now to 2022
Open and drink
10-12°C
White fish, cheese
 BodyWhite Wine Body ScaleBarrel IconTechnical stuffLe Blanc Domaine d'Aigues Belles
 OakWhite Wine Oak Scale 
Soil
Farming
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
Organic
20 years old
35 hl/ha
Manual
14.5%
Oak barrels
 ComplexityWhite Wine Complexity Scale
Experts LogoWhat experts say
Jancis Robinson

17/20 "100% Chardonnay. Wonderful smells of ground almonds and lemon peel, then a very very creamy thick palate - like cheesecake. Silky sensuous texture. Biscuity too with a caraway note. Fabulous. Long. Intense. (TC)"

Bettane + Desseauve

18/20 "It has become an icon in Languedoc, a world of complex, spicy and airy flavours by itself. Probably the greatest Chardonnay from Southern France, with its unique style. Just drink it." (previous vintage)

Gault & Millau

15/20 "We like its clean palate, its shiny white and grey colour, its yummy flavours with minty notes, its maturity and roundness..." (previous vintage)

Gilbert & Gaillard

90/100 "Superb light gold. Rich nose of smoky oak backed by honeysuckle, hazelnut, white fruits... Lush, sappy palate. Freshness softens the forcefulness of the oak with fruit waiting in the wings. Cellaring is essential for real enjoyment." (previous vintage)

 

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Le Blanc (Chardonnay) 2017 Domaine d'Aigues Belles

Le Blanc (Chardonnay) 2017 Domaine d'Aigues Belles

"An icon in Languedoc" from the famous French wine critics Bettane & Desseauve. This is the least we can say for this amazing 100% Chardonnay. Tiny yields, harvest at night to protect grapes, careful vinification and 3 months in French oak barrels: These are the secret ingredients to what is, according to many famous critics, the "best Chardonnay in Languedoc". This luscious white shows complex aromas of white fruit and hazelnut. On the palate, its buttery structure opens up with a long and structured finish, reminiscent of what you can find in Burgundy. Simply amazing!