Domaine Saint Christol Chardonnay 2018 ~ Languedoc-Roussillon, France
One of the largest and best-known wine producers in France. Known as 'the King of Beaujolais'.
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is a multi-award winning French winery and has a well-established reputation globally and in Singapore.
The Winemaker "A beautiful expression of the Chardonnay grape variety with fine and elegant aromas of white fruit, hazelnut, citrus notes enhanced by scents of toast and vanilla. An equally aromatic, full-bodied, rich palate with a beautiful roundness."
This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir, and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.
Saint-Christol is a named 'terroir' sub-region of Languedoc-Roussillon's Languedoc appellation. The area covered by the appellation is limited to the village of Saint-Christol, which is almost entirely surrounded by vines. The relatively flat and low-lying terrain (160ft/50m) is made up of mainly alluvial soils over limestone bedrock.
Languedoc-Roussillon is a hugely important and historic wine region that produces over a third of French wine each year. The output of Languedoc Roussillon exceeds that of the entire United States, and has hundreds of thousands of acres under vine, growing a wide range of both red and white grapes. Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest and most important wine regions in the world, with a history that stretches back millennia to the ancient Greeks, who adored its warm and humid Mediterranean climate which is ideal for viticulture.
Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and minerally, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.