This Les Volets white wine is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from Languedoc-Rousillon, handpicked, and vinified in old oak. It has a pale golden color, with an ABV of 13%. It’s rich and creamy, with floral aromas and notes of yellow fruit, green apple, and brioche. On the palate, it is lively, textured, and creamy, with notes of toasted hazelnuts and citrus, with pear notes on the finish.
The Les Volets Chardonnay is great to enjoy on its own as aperitif, or with food. Pair it with smoked ham, baked chicken with cream sauce, wild mushroom risotto, or a clam pasta.
Grapes are sourced from the wild, rugged landscape of Pays Cathare that surrounds the towns of Carcassonne and Limoux with its argilo–calcaire soils. Home to the AOPs of Languedoc and Limoux, the vineyards do not stop with the AOP geographical limits and it is from these outskirts that some exceptionally interesting wines have been sourced. One of the great advantages of the region is that it benefits from enviable geographic and climatic conditions. The warm Mediterranean sunshine is tempered by the altitude and the cooler nights are characteristic of the foothills of the Pyrenees. These are ideal conditions, allowing for the longer, slower ripening of the grapes and providing a superb base for the elaboration of wines that offer intensity, complexity and finesse.The traditional ‘noble’ grape varieties of Pinot Noir have a natural affinity in the Haute Vallée de l’Aude. Made from mostly hand-picked grapes, this wine has been vinified in large, old oak barrels which impart texture and intensity.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.