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92pt Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay 2016

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"When it comes to quality-to-price ratios, no one does it better than proprietor Jean Marc Lafage" Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com

At the offer price of £9.99 (the cheapest in the UK) this wine should be snapped up in a heartbeat.

An astonishing wine, remarkable because of the quality delivered at the price.

The 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is made by the super-talented duo, Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafarge whose extensive vineyard holdings allow them to pick top-quality, flavourful grapes for the wine.

This is a beauty of a a chardonnay, with a rich texture, crisp, vibrant fruit, and beautiful aromas of citrus and flowers - top quality winemaking for a bargain price.

We have no idea just how they manage to make such a brilliant wine for so little money, but we're not complaining, just thanking our lucky stars!

About the wine

The winemaking is fairly simple with just 30% aged in oak and the rest in tank. What’s interesting about the 70% aged in tank is that it is left on the lees of viognier grapes from a different wine. Why? Well, it adds complexity, weight and unique aromas without reverting to too much oak.

How does it taste? Fantastic! It’s a full-bodied wine with honeysuckle and white orchard fruit flavours. Concentrate a little harder and you’ll be rewarded with scents of spice, vanilla and freshly buttered toast - unbelievably well-made and complex for the price!

Winemaker: Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage
Appellation: IGP Cotes Catalanes

Accolades:
- 92pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 3.8/5 Stars, Vivino Rating

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: 30% in French oak
ABV: 13%

About the winery

“Run by the talented (and fast driving) Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, from their cellar just outside Perpignan… this seat includes vineyards spread throughout the Roussillon, allowing them to make the most of the diverse terroirs and micro-climates. I struggle to think of another portfolio that encompasses anywhere close to this level of value, and the average quality to price [ratio] for these wines is just hard to believe” Jeb Dunnuck, erobertparker.com

Novellum is a collaborative project between American importer, European Cellars and Domaine Lafage who have joined forces to make a top-quality, competitively-priced chardonnay from southern France.

About the vineyard

Domaine Lafage has 160 hectares under vine and Novellum Chardonnay is made from grapes grown close to the Mediterranean where the fruit achieves remarkable complexity and mineral expression.

 

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92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California's Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it."

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"My first purchase through Vivino. I'm on a white wine path and this has had rave reviews and I thought it was a good place to start with a case. Floral, near dry Sauvignon Blanc nose but a much drier palate. Initially quite subtle but then it opens up with citrus, peach, nice acidity, little sharp and a nice medium finish. Fantastic value at £10 per bottle!"  4/5 Stars
 
"A proper quality low-priced white. Lovely complexity and enough depth to demand interest and focus"
4/5 Stars
 
"Dry and crisp. Citrus and green apple. Nice minerality. Buttery but not oaky. Really enjoying this on a gorgeous warm spring evening..."
4/5 Stars
 
"We enjoyed the subtlety of the fruit, citrus, and vanilla. Very well balanced and surprisingly elegant for an inexpensive Chard."
4/5 Stars
 
"Dynamite value chard... Weighty texture with bright tropical fruit flavors and minerality. Moderate acidity cleans the finish. Few other wines at this price point have this depth"  4/5 Stars
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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