"rich and expansive, offering bags of supple, succulent fruit"
Like its red sibling, Chemin d'Angely's Chardonnay also won Gold last year - this time at France's Concours National des Vins - which is particularly impressive when you consider that the wine falls under France's simplest IGP appellation.
But, while the Chardonnay's classification might be simple, we think it would give many a white Burgundy a serious run for its money - with its fine nose, rich fruit and wonderfully sumptuous texture, it's Meursault in style, at a price where you can buy a case instead of a bottle.
The 2014 shows all of the sun-drenched fruit that this outstanding vintage poured on France's Languedoc region, with aromas of ripe nectarine, subtle hints of almonds and freshly buttered toast.
In the mouth, it's rich and expansive, offering bags of supple, succulent fruit, silky, rounded texture and a long finish, with crisp minerality picked up from the region's limestone soils.
Match with barbequed fish and seafood, or serve well-chilled as a refreshing aperitif.
Drink: Now - 2018