The Les Jamelles Chardonnay is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from six terroirs—the Bassin de Thau, the upper Aude valley, western Aude, the plain of Aude, the Narbonne hinterland, and the slopes of the Orb.
The alcoholic fermentation takes three to six weeks, and is temperature controlled. Half of the cuvée is matured in wood for nine months on fine lees. A portion of the cuvée is subjected to partial malolactic fermentation, which adds buttery flavors and complexity to the whole wine.
This wine won a double gold medal at the 2022 Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards, and garnered 86 points on Decanter.
The Chardonnay by Les Jamelles has a pale golden hue and scents of apricot and pear, as well as notes of hazelnut and white florals, and a somewhat buttery finish. With aromas of candied chestnut, toffee, and praline, a lemony note, and a woodiness that emerges gently. On the palate, it’s a rich and well-balanced wine that stands out for its remarkable freshness, exquisite minerality, and long finish.
As an aperitif, serve it chilled, paired with seafood, fish, charcuterie, and white meat. It goes well with roast chicken and potatoes, as well as sea bass en papillotte.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.