Toques and Clochers Limoux Chardonnay 2018
Producer: Toques and Clochers
Region: Limoux, France
Vinification: 1 year in new oak barrels
Vegan? : No
This Chardonnay comes from the Caves du Sieur d'Arques, a cooperative based in Limoux (Languedoc). The co-op was founded in 1946 and today has over 400 members. The Toques et Clochers Chardonnay was first introduced in 1989 and takes its name from the annual gala dinner overseen by a celebrity chef (hence toques, the traditional tall hat chefs wear ) whilst the wine is auctioned, the proceeds are used to maintain the church bells of a different wine village every year (hence clochers) Aged in new oak, this superb white bears many of the hallmarks of a young Burgundy from the Beaune.
Straw-yellow in colour. Scents of peach, grapefruit and almonds. Full-bodied on the palate with hints of butterscotch and tropical fruits with underlying spicy notes provided by the oak.