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Lafage's 2021 Novellum Chardonnay is a terrific value. Chardonnay aged on Viognier lees, with a small proportion of barrel aging, it's full-bodied, rich, round, mouth-coating and generous yet with a decent sense of balance. Peach, pineapple and gentle oak shadings all make appearances, and the wine finishes long, with an enlivening hint of brine. Drink Date: 2022-2026.
Chardonnay shows up in some remarkably diverse places but few as breathtaking as the Roussillon, where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. From vineyards, just a stone's throw from the beach and within view of the historic Mont Canigou, Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage have created Domaine Lafage Novellum Vin de France Chardonnay, a refined, aromatic, and elegant Chardonnay that is aged in tank (80%) and neutral French barrels(20%).