Monet's Palate Chardonnay
Situated on ancient terraces called ‘Costières’ - dating back to the Pliocene period overlooking the Etang de Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean sea. The geological structure of these coastal hills being limestone, red marl, clay, sand and stone. Benefits from a temperate Mediterranean climate and the Thau lagoon’s microclimate. Nights are cooler than further inland.
Beautiful bright yellow color with golden hues.
The bouquet develops into white flesh aromas (peach), followed by vanilla, white flowers, honeysuckle and a light touch of mild blond tobacco.
The attack is supple and very pleasant. The mouth is full and rich, with a concentrated feel and off-dry: aromatic notes of white flesh fruit (peach), yellow flesh fruit (nectarine). The finish is a hint of vanilla and toast.
Serve from the aperitif to the cheeses. Perfect with fish in a sauce, grilled salmon in a Béarnaise sauce, with lemon and rosemary brochettes of St. Jacques and beignet of oysters. Also perfect with white meat in a sauce: filet mignon en croûte with goat cheese and ham or osso buco alla milanese. Delicious with cheeses too!
Best served between 10°C and 12°C (50F–54F)