Domaine de Cassagnau Chardonnay IGP Pays d'Oc White - Technical sheet

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Domaine de Cassagnau Chardonnay

IGP Pays d'Oc White

Of all the southern French terroirs, the Limoux region – at the Languedoc’s western extremity – has those that are best suited to the making of quality Chardonnay. The freshness and humidity of the Atlantic influence attenuates the heat of the Mediterranean climate. The foothills of the Pyrenees give the landscape its relief, forming slopes and valleys. It’s at the heart of this excellent terroir that Jacques Abet is lucky enough to grow, tend and cherish Cassagnau’s plot of Chardonnay, called “Le Verger” – the fruit orchard. In times gone by, it was the site of a mediaeval hamlet, which was inhabited from the fifth to the thirteenth century, as evidenced by certain remains uncovered during my viticultural labours. Suitable for Vegan.

Technical sheets

  • 2019

    VINTAGE 2019

    TASTING NOTES

    What sets this Chardonnay apart is its brilliance and shimmering green tints. The nose – of mango, passion fruit and mild spices – takes you on an exotic voyage. The palate is all roundness, softness and finesse, with more than a hint of tangy vivacity that lends balance. Let yourself be charmed by its suppleness and freshness and its deliciously floral and exotic aromas. Serve chilled. Share this wine with friends and family either as an aperitif drink or with a meal of summer vegetables accompanied by cooked or raw fish. Pairs wonderfully with modern vegetarian cuisine.

    AGEING

    To drink young, within the 2-3 years following its vintage.

  • 2020

    VINTAGE 2020

    TASTING NOTES

    This cuvée contains all the generosity, richness and character of this unique terroir. A bright straw yellow colour with green highlights. An intense and complex nose in its aromatic expression full of freshness: exotic fruits (mango, pineapple) and citrus mingle, accompanied by discreet spicy touches. A delicacy of fruit that does not weaken an inch on the attack, fleshy, tangy and very fresh on the finish. Served chilled, this 2020 will adapt perfectly to improvised aperitifs or to simple desires for “a small glass of white wine” at mealtime.

    AGEING

    To drink young, within the 2-3 years following its vintage.