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Novellum Chardonnay 2022
$14.93$11.95
James Suckling 91
"Quite an aromatic chardonnay here, with discerning notes of sliced green apples, melon and lemon zest. Round and textured, with simple apple pith and nectarines in the pristine yet flavorful palate. Lots of fruit in the round, medium- to full-bodied palate." ~ JS

From vineyards, just a stone’s throw from the beach and within view of the historic Mont Canigou, Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage have created Novellum, grown on 30-year-old vines in Roussillon, ... read more
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Shelf Location — 57c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#59319
Location at store:57c
Item Description
James Suckling 91
"Quite an aromatic chardonnay here, with discerning notes of sliced green apples, melon and lemon zest. Round and textured, with simple apple pith and nectarines in the pristine yet flavorful palate. Lots of fruit in the round, medium- to full-bodied palate." ~ JS

From vineyards, just a stone’s throw from the beach and within view of the historic Mont Canigou, Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage have created Novellum, grown on 30-year-old vines in Roussillon, where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean on clay, limestone, and galet soils. Grapes are fermented in tank and about 5% undergo malolactic. 80% is aged on the lees of Viognier in tank and the remainder on French Oak Barrels.
About European Cellars
Someone 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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