Country: France Region: Languedoc
Vintage: 2020 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Jeff Carrel
Jeff Carrel, born in 1969 in Paris, was a chemist before changing career and studying oenology in Montpellier. The young graduate did a tour of France; he worked for Mas Daumas Gassac etc ... Jeff vinified also for Mondavi in the Languedoc.
In 1998, he launched his consulting firm, took over management of areas such as Puydeval. He works mostly in Languedoc-Roussillon but also in Priorat, in Bordeaux, in the Beaujolais and Burgundy. The man is unstoppable.
The wines are many and the rewards too. Jeff wines still experiencing strong commercial success, to the United States where its wines are well known thanks to Robert Parker. Jeff's vintages are often the ranking in top 100 wine lists.
Ripe and expressive, notes of pears, peaches and pineapples, with hints of roasted butter. This is wonderful.
Well-rounded and rich, with a ripe, dense, almost fatty matter, and an acidity which balances and refreshes the whole.
A refreshing palate, with the luscious ripe mature fruit, but also toasted bread, a touch of butter and a hint of vanilla. Delicious elegant mouth filling wine.
Cured ham and balls of melon, foie gras mi-cuit, guinea fowl with mushrooms, matured cheeses, apple tart…
Aging potential: 3 to 5 years (if not more…)
This wine is made with botrytized grapes (or « noble rot »). Vinified dry «Morillon Blanc» is the original name for Chardonnay. The older the grapes, the stronger the expression of roasted botrytis grapes combined with a more concentrated colour.
Food Matches:Shellfish / Oysters / Mussels / Turkey