Domaine Begude Chardonnay 2012

  • Pale yellow in colour with great freshness and acidity. Good expressions of stone fruit and fig with great structure and minerality. Fruit driven style with a long, dry and ripe fruit finish.

    “11300 refers to our postcode and this wine is the best expression of the Terroir around Limoux: a blend of stainless steel fermented and barrel fermented Chardonnay.” - Domaine Begude.

    29 hectare, family-owned Estate, located in the foothills of the Pyrénées in the Limoux region of the South of France. Award winning, organically framed vineyard for the past 30 years. The vineyards are gently rolling and all around the house and never more than 5 minutes from the press & winery, thus ensuring no oxidation of grapes at harvest time and maintaining great freshness of fruit. Purity of flavours are the key from this unique cool climate site.

  • Grape Variety Chardonnay
    Vintage 2012
    Food Pairing Serve with shellfish, roast chicken and nutty cheese.
    Service 10 - 12°C
    Alcohol 13.3%
    Producer Domaine Begude
    Terroir Clay-limestone
    Winemaker James Kinglake
    Viticulture Organic.
    Harvest 4, 5 & 10th September 2010
    Vinification Immediate pressing; 75% cool-fermented in stainless steel tank; 25% barrel fermented in 600L demi-muids; blended May 2011
    Region Haute Vallée De L’aude
    Ageing Potential 5-7 years
  • "This wine comes from the French postcode 11300, in Limoux, where Brits James and Catherine Kinglake make stunningly alluring wines. With the merest hint of oak augmenting the beautiful fruit this elegant chardonnay is a compelling elixir with true class and restraint. It’s also a dream with the Tomato, mozzarella and basil mini pizzas."

    Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail July 2013

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