Chardonnay, IGP Cotes de Thongue, 2016

  Domaine Montrose

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine Montrose

Situated near Pézenas, south-west of Montpellier, Domaine Montrose is very much a twenty-first century wine producer. Between the forward-thinking owner, Bernard Coste, and the skilled winemaker, Michel Le Goaëc, Montrose are able to cultivate local and foreign grape varieties from Rolle to Cabernet Sauvignon, vinify them to perfection, and then produce beautifully married blends. Fully thermo-controlled steel tanks are used for fermenting and ageing all of the cépages.

Appellation: IGP Cotes de Tongue

The wine-growing region of the Côtes de Thongue encompasses 23 villages situated in the Faugères-Pézenas-Béziers triangle, occupying the Thongue river basin in the Hérault deparment of the Languedoc. Over time, the course of the river made the open landscape characteristic of the Côtes de Thongue.

Grape Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.