Country: France Region: IGP Côtes Catalanes
Vintage: 2018 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine Lafage
Cadireta represents pure Chardonnay – other than for its having been raised on lees of viognier, whence it definitely picked-up scents of acacia to complement those of musky-sweet peony as well as intimations of the apple and lime, that lusciously and downright refreshingly inform a flatteringly polished subtyl creamy palate. A hint of cress also points to the role of viognier and adds welcome counterpoint and cut to a lingering finish.
Night haverest at the end of august. 12H pre ferment maceration on skins. Pressing, racking, yeasting and fermentation in Burgundian new barrels for 30% of the wine and 70% fermented in stainless still with temperature control at 13°C. 8% of the final blend has completed Malolactic fermantation
The ripe fruit flavour of Chardonnay -melon and banana- has the additional influence of Viognier which brings white flowers, peach and apricot. Combined with a little vanilla and spice from the barrels, this is a richly flavoured, but refreshingly crisp white of great character.Pairing
Cured ham and balls of melon, foie gras mi-cuit, guinea fowl with mushrooms, matured cheeses, apple tart…
Food Matches: Shellfish / Oysters / Mussels / Turkey