Envyfol Chardonnay 2019 - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
Berliner Wein Trophy
Sommelier Reviews "Delicious light, fruity and pleasing white..."
The Winemaker 'Fresh nose of peach, pear, a hint of citrus, elegant and unctuous body, a touch of almond, citrus.'
Robert Simpson "Captivating nose melds fresh herbs and cut grass with fresh peach and hints of honey and spice. Supple, rich and fresh – showing the strength of the vintage – offering a lovely touch of sweetness and just enough acidity to its flavors of peach, lemon, flowers and stone." (2018 vintage)
Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil, and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.
Envyfol offers a range of wines that are well crafted and undervalued. Made with the best grapes from exceptional areas throughout France, Envyfol offers the traditional and refined quality of French wine.
The cellars of Envyfol are currently managed by brothers Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers throughout France to produce exceptional wines. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.
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.