2018 Chardonnay/ Roussanne, Dom F Jourdan, Côteaux de Béssilles

2018 Chardonnay/ Roussanne, Dom F Jourdan, Côteaux de Béssilles

Product: 20181149759
Prices start from £10.95 per bottle (75cl). Buying options
Place a bid
2018 Chardonnay/ Roussanne, Dom F Jourdan, Côteaux de Béssilles

Description

Having taken over from her father, Claude Jourdan now runs this property, an impressive estate that consists of over 100 hectares near the coastal town of Sète, where the vines benefit from cooling ocean breezes.

Golden in colour, ripe peach aromas are combined with apricot, honey and camomile. White flowers and vibrant citrus notes are joined by juicy and refreshing acidity, as well as an attractive phenolic grip on the palate. Drink now to 2020.
Read more

wine at a glance

Delivery and quality guarantee

Buying options

Available for delivery or collection. Pricing includes duty and VAT.

About this WINE

Domaine Felines Jourdan

Domaine Felines Jourdan

Domaine Felines was bought by the Jourdan family in 1983. It is situated at Mèze, near the "Bassin de Thau" in the Languedoc. There are 40 hectares of vines and the Jourdans immediately began a replanting programme using improved varieties.

Les Romarins is a blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache and is deeply coloured with a palate packed with dark, ripe fruits and a fine, tannic structure.

Picpoul de Pinet was first produced at the domaine in 1992 and is a fascinating wine. The Picpoul is an old-fashioned southern grape, which has long been due a comeback. It produces fresh, dry, whites with hints of citrus fruits, pears and fennel, buttressed by a crisp backbone of acidity.

Find out more
Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

Find out more

Reviews

Customer reviews