Domaine de Baronarques Limoux Chardonnay 2018
Once owned by the 8th century Benedictine abbey of Saint-Polycarpe, Domaine de Baronarques is rooted in the Aude region of Languedoc, a historic centre of French wine-growing. Since 1998, the estate has taken its rightful place alongside the Rothschild family’s other renowned estates, including the illustrious Château Mouton Rothschild. Since the 2009 vintage, Domaine de Baronarques has produced a fine AOC Limoux white wine. Made entirely from the Chardonnay grape, the wine reveals all the richness of the Limoux terroir, long appreciated by wine lovers all over the world. The complex and varied nose reveals intense aromas of acacia blossom enhanced with honeyed pear and citrus notes. With airing, it expresses perfectly ripe fruit mingled with spicy and white pepper notes. The fresh and crisp attack leads into a full and succulent mid-palate. Lime flavours dominated by generous, tangy fruit give a certain tension to the wine, which ends on notes of patisserie and flaky pastry. The long and elegant finish lingers on a thoroughly mineral freshness.