Maison Ventenac Préjugés Chardonnay 2020
From ‘Les Dissedents’ range of Maison Ventenac, this 100% chardonnay is called Préjugés (prejudices). It comes from deep clay soils in Cabardés, a little region in the southwest of France at the edge of the Pyrenees. Maison Ventenac keeps their winemaking simple, utilising indigenous yeast and older oak. This allows the fruit to speak for itself, as is certainly the case with this chardy. Decanter had this to say: Ripe pear, gooseberry and green apple on the nose. On the palate it has a crisp pear drop flavour, but no sweetness, alongside baked apple with lemon zest edges. There’s a hint of wood spice around the edges from the aging in barriques with a vein of mineral chalkiness in its flavour profile. Enjoyable and a different take on Chardonnay.
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The Maison is run by couple Stéphanie and Olivier Ramé.
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