2012 Domaine Begude Chardonnay "Le Bel Ange" Vin de Pays d'Oc (Previously $13)

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New Vintage! This wonderful value is 86% Chardonnay and 14% Chenin Blanc and 100% easy to love. From predominantly clay and limestone soils on southeast facing vineyards. Yields are approximately 45hl/hectare. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, with no oak influence, and under cool temperatures in order to allow the purity of fruit to shine through. In the glass, an inviting citrus nose will greet you, along with delicate nuances of honeydew melon, pear and wet stone. The Bel Ange is a superb candidate for a house white as it can be enjoyed on its own at the end of a long day, or with a variety of seafood, salad and light white meat dishes. 12% abv.

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Staff Image By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/20/2013 | Send Email
Domaine Begude's "Beautiful Angel" is a lovely interpretation of that oh so ubiquitous varietal we all know as Chardonnay. This otherwise very crisp, stainless steel fermented, no malo or oak influenced white does benefit from a slight dollop of Chenin Blanc. The results are so charming! Crisp, bright and snappy, with a slightly broader mid-palate, fresh green pear nuances and a crisp finish. A lovely combination of Loire Valley, meets Macon, meets the south of France!

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Alcohol Content (%): 12