Fat bastard Chardonnay
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyards: To craft the Fat bastard Chardonnay, grapes are sourced from all over the Languedoc-Rousillon, from the banks of the Rhone in the east to Carcassonne in the west, and from the foothills of the Massif Central in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south. These different origins give the wine the balanced fruit flavor and acidity that have made it a consumer favorite.
Tasting notes: Round in the mouth with white flower aromas and a long, toasty finish.
Food Pairings: Perfect match with a variety of cheeses, poultry and cream sauce pastas, or when relaxing with friends and family.
It was a good thing I dressed in layers while monitoring the grapes for the 2010 vintage. A hot July and then a very cool August produced fruit that had perfect, high acidity while maintaining intense fruit flavors. The goal for me was to incorporate the fruit's great flavor all the way from vine to bottle.