Vignobles Ferrandière Chardonnay 2017, Languedoc

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We've chosen the estate's Chardonnay, simply because its fresh and fruit-laden character won us over.

Maybe it's down to the peculiarities of the soils here, or the local climate which ripens to perfection. It could be the impressive 30-50 years old the vines are. Or even the fact they harvest at night, to stop the risk of oxidation.

We're not sure, but we can assure you, it'll be difficult to beat this delightful unoaked Chardonnay. One of those wines that tastes like it cost you a lot more than it actually did.

Crisp, clean & wonderfully bright Chardonnay wine from the sunny south of France...
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

France

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayRice Dishes, Shellfish, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

£9.99
  • Meet The Producer

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  • Food & Wine Match

The Producer

A recent addition to the Domaines Paul Mas collection in 2013, this 100ha estate lies near Carcassonne. Vines are planted on an old saltwater marsh, so in winter they’re deliberately flooded to reduce the salt content of the soils.

It’s also an area where phylloxera can’t survive, meaning they can plant ungrafted vines in these special soils. These cover some 18 different grape varieties, certified by Terra Vitis for its sustainable practices.

Our buyer was struck by the brilliant Chardonnay, and so we decided to ship directly to bring it to you at the best possible price.
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The Winemaker

Jean-Claude Mas didn’t start out as a winemaker. Though his father grew grapes, and he grew up with a love and appreciation for wine, it was marketing and advertising that first drew Mas’s attention.

Wine and winemaking came on the radar in the early ‘90’s, and he learnt in Bordeaux and from master Italian winemaker Giorgio Grai. The scene was set for Jean-Claude to take over the reins of the family business in 1999.

The objective was clear from the start. To draw upon the rich resources of his native Languedoc and produce wines that had genuine appeal based on their flavours and style.

Then the family’s vineyards totalled 35ha. Today, Jean-Claude’s empire covers 11 estates and 600ha, with another 1,312ha providing grapes from trusted partner growers.

So, chances are, you’ve come across one of his wines, possibly the ‘Arrogant Frog’ label that’s done so well around the world. He started out focusing on the export market, believing “Selling wine to the French is like selling hamburgers to Americans.”
His objective is to be 100% organic by 2023. Across his huge size of vineyards, that’s no mean feat.

The Region

It’s the fourth largest wine region in France (after Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur, and Côtes du Rhône). There was a time when its production was so immense, Languedoc was responsible for one in ten bottles of wine produced in the world.

Size, of course, isn’t everything, and thankfully today the Languedoc is very much a wine region that focuses on quality. Geographically varied, and stunningly beautiful, it’s somewhere that richly rewards wine hunting.

Stylistically, it’s more akin to the Rhône than Bordeaux, but both those regions grapes make appearances here. It does have one major advantage over both though; that its prices are far more gentle on the pocket.
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Fusion Prawn And Vegetable Curry

The fragrance and flavours of coconut, chilli and ginger hold their own and can only be complemented by a fruity white, such as the Domaine de la Ferrandière Chardonnay.
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Salad Nicoise

Try a light, fresh white with this classic salad - the tuna works well with crisp, easy-drinking styles such as Sauvignon Blanc and young Chardonnay, just like our Domaine de la Ferrandière Chardonnay
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Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, fruity rosé or chardonnay to set them off! Try this southern French Domaine de la Ferrandière Chardonnay as a fine match.
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