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Le Jade Chardonnay
Les Costieres de Pomerols
France - Languedoc-Roussillon

The wine comes from south-facing vineyards planted on clay and limestone hills overlooking the Etang de Thau, a coastal lagoon situated between the port of Sète and Cap d'Agde.

Le Jade Chardonnay offers a wonderful yellow color, a complex nose of white flowers, mild tobacco and vanilla. Rich and full-bodied mouthfeel; concentrated with just a touch of sweetness.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Vinification
Grapes are picked at night at perfect maturity (13.5 degrees ). Skin-contact maceration for several hours during the filling phase of the pneumatic press. All transfers of grapes and grape juice are under inert gas to avoid oxidation. Only the best quality free-run juice is then selected. Cold settling for 48 hours at 8 degrees C. Slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (16 degrees C). Stirring of lees with inert gas. No malolactic fermentation. No barrel aging. Some of the wine was in contact with oak chips.
Pairings

Serve with a gratin of scallops, pan-fried sole, or grilled oysters with shallots, parsley and a touch of cream. Also great with goat cheese or chocolate cake!

Reviews and News

2017 Le Jade Chardonnay - 88 PTS - JD

2017 Le Jade Chardonnay - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Le Jade Chardonnay is another good value. Orchard fruits, some melon, and pineapple notes all flow to a fresh, clean, nicely balanced Chardonnay that's well worth the price."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 88 pts

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2016 Le Jade Chardonnay - 88 PTS - WE

2016 Le Jade Chardonnay - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Medium-intense notes of golden apple skin, lime peel and wild yellow flowers are graced by a hint of gingery spice. The medium-weight palate is slightly round and creamy, but not overly so, with a generous wood-grilled-apple flavor that lingers on the toasty finish. - Lauren Buzzeo"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 2017), 88 pts

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2013 Le Jade Chardonnay - 91 PTS - BTI

2013 Le Jade Chardonnay - 91 PTS - BTI

bti"Gold color. Rich aromas and flavors of golden apple, ripe pear, butter, and mineral with a bright, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, medium-length finish with notes of white pineapple, honeydew, and toasted sesame with no tannins and light oak. Juicy white pineapple, pear and apple are given a generous, but deftly balanced treatment of fine grained French oak."
- Beverage Testing Institute (August 25th 2014), 91 pts + Best Buy

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Producer Information: Les Costieres de Pomerols

Founded in 1932, this Cave Coopérative is located in the top commune of Pomérols, between the garrigue of Pezenas and the sea dominated by the Mont St Clair in Sete. ...
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