Domaine de Cassagnau Chardonnay IGP Pays d'Oc White - Technical sheet
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.
This wine contains all the generosity, richness and character of this unique terroir: a golden hue with brilliant tints, an expressive bouquet and an array of tropical fruit aromas – pineapple, mango – with a hint of pear. After a fresh, fruity attack with silky, generous extract, the palate lingers to a long finish, borne along by superb freshness.
Serve chilled. Share this wine with friends and family either as an aperitif drink or with food. To associated with spicy Asian cuisine or a delicious chunk of Comté with a traditional, crusty baguette. Enjoy!
To drink young, within the 2-3 years following its vintage.