La Colline 'Aux Fossiles' Chardonnay 2021

La Colline 'Aux Fossiles' Chardonnay 2021

93 POINTS: Wine Direct Tasting Team
94 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck (Previous Vintage)

"Coming from 30+ year-old vines grown in rocky, limestone soils like those found in Burgundy, this is one of the great Chardonnay values in the world. Medium- to full-bodied and possessing a wonderful texture typically reserved for much more expensive Chardonnays, this has just got it going on. We honestly have had Chardonnay from California, Oregon, and Burgundy that cost 2 -3 times the price, and they don't come close qualitatively."
- Wine Direct Tasting Team

"All Chardonnay brought up in used demi-muids, the 2019 La Colline Aux Fossiles sports a medium gold hue to go with terrific stone fruits, caramelized citrus, white flowers, and honeysuckle-like aroma and flavors as well as a beautiful sense of minerality that emerges with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully textured, with a layered mouthfeel and a great finish, it's another knockout Chardonnay from the team of Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage."
– Jeb Dunnuck

La Colline Aux Fossiles, or Hill of Fossils, is a balanced and vibrant Chardonnay (100%) grown on the gentle slopes of the Tet River valley in the Roussillon. Walking through these vines you can find ancient fossils among the gravel washed down from the nearby mountains. The terroirs and microclimates of the Roussillon make it a veritable playground for experimentation and discovery – even with something as common seeming as Chardonnay.

Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage (Maker of the Lafage & Bastide range of wines) has partnered together to make Chardonnay that grows more inland from the Tet river valley on deep red clay soils. The name Colline aux Fossiles may seem fanciful, but there are actually old, weathered fossils mixed in this site’s gravelly soils.

ABV: 13%

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