Arrogant Frog Wild Lily Pad Chardonnay IGP Pays d'Oc
Smooth, soft and very well crafted Chardonnay wine from the Limoux area of Languedoc, southern France. Bright, golden yellow in colour, its a mellow and elegant offering with ripe pineapple flavours, married with toasted nuts and hints of lime blossom. Tropical and 'new world' in style, the four week fermentation is carried out 80% in stainless steel, and 20% in American oak, followed by three months lees ageing. The resulting wines are then blended. Paul Mas is well known and respected in southern France, and we are pleased to be lsiting his organic Arrogant Frog range. Enjoy this Chardonnay within three years of bottling, and the longer you keep it, the more buttery and waxier it will get. Chill lightly and try with seafood and fish dishes, quiche or white meats.
88 Points - Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com, 'Despite the name, which doesn't do much for me, this was lovely: in a Mâcon style with a little warming toast and vanilla note, and Burgundian clarity showing some cream and very fresh apple and melon fruit before a crisp finish.' July 2016 (2014 vintage)
Les Domaine Paul Mas
Created by owner Jean-Claude Mas with originally just 35 hectares he inherited from his father. Since then the estates have become one of the main, and most well respected in the south of France. His organic vineyards are in the Herault, the wines are very polished and expressive, and certainly towards 'New World' in style.