Eric Solomon Selections 'Novellum' Chardonnay 2014
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"Novellum is a custom cuvee of Chardonnay grown and made by Jean Marc and Eliane Lafage for Eric Solomon. Year after year, the Novellum Chardonnay is lauded for being one of the best Chardonnay values on the United States market. Because the wine is un-oaked, many restaurants have found it to be a terrific “by the glass” Chardonnay which marries quite well with food. As one of Eric Solomon’s first “custom cuvees” (in a long ... read more
Item ID: #17663
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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"Novellum is a custom cuvee of Chardonnay grown and made by Jean Marc and Eliane Lafage for Eric Solomon. Year after year, the Novellum Chardonnay is lauded for being one of the best Chardonnay values on the United States market. Because the wine is un-oaked, many restaurants have found it to be a terrific “by the glass” Chardonnay which marries quite well with food. As one of Eric Solomon’s first “custom cuvees” (in a long line of successes), Novellum remains one of the most popular bottlings in the portfolio." ~ Winery notes

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European CellarsSomeone once made an unflattering comparison between Chardonnay and a part of one's anatomy best left unmentioned, saying "everyone's got one, no one wants to hear about yours." Sadly, Chardonnay is a victim of its own success and frequently a punch line, despite being one of the most highly esteemed wines in its guise of Grand Cru Chablis or Montrachet. We are not claiming that Novellum is like these auspicious wines, but we will argue that for its price you can hardly find better. The project is from the Roussillon, where husband and wife team of Domaine Lafage fame, Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. A small percentage is aged in barrel – usually less than 30%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. It remains one of the best values in Chardonnay that you can find.

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Christopher

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

A Very Clean & Crisp Chardonnay

"From the very first pour, a resounding blend of stone fruit and tropical fruit jump out of the glass. Novellum Chardonnay is championed by the lush pineapple, fresh apricot, underripe mango and slatey minerality offered sip after sip. This wine possess a very nice mouthfeel that is coupled with a touch of acidity and an impressively clean finish. If you are thinking of what to pair with a nice summer salad, look no further than this stand out Chard from Languedoc. All of this from a wine that is under $10."

David
William

Great for the price

"A great sipping wine, for the price, to have with appetizers or to have a glass while preparing dinner. Dry, with no oakiness."

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