FAT BASTARD - Chardonnay - Languedoc - France

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RH23
Vintage: 2020

FAT BASTARD - Chardonnay - Languedoc, France

This wine is a complex combination of vanilla and layered honeysuckle aromas with light nuances of oak. The tropical fruit flavour gives a full bodied eruption that develops into a toasty long finish. It perfectly pairs with flavourful seafood dishes including baked salmon and grilled tuna steaks.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Languedoc Grape Varietal Chardonnay

Product Description

Description

Golden yellow colour. Elegant bouquet with aromas of white fruits (peach, pear). Full-bodied structure with great fruit flavours and hints of vanilla. Excellent as an aperitif. Perfect pairing with baked salmon, grilled tuna steak, flavourful seafood dishes, white meat (chicken, veal with mushrooms) and cheese. Enjoy now or within 2 years after release. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Flavorful seafood dishes including baked salmon and grilled tuna steaks.

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Vegan Wine

Though made entirely the same way as all wines, vegan wines are wines in which during the winemaking step of "fining" that is needed to filter the wine, no animal-based products are used. The most common natural fining agents used by the wine industry are egg whites and milk protein.

Wine Facts

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Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2020
Region Languedoc
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Véronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre Winery
Average age of vines 20-30 years
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration The grapes are gently pressed and the wine is fermented with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Aging 35% of the final wine is aged in oak before bottling.
SKU RH23

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

FAT BASTARD, an international succes.. After a decade of world travel, Thierry Boudinaud returned to France in 1998 as head winemaker at Gabriel Meffre. He was working with his friend Guy Anderson, attempting to craft a unique wines from Southern France. After tasting hundreds of barrel samples, one fine day, upon tasting a wine from a Chardonnay barrel that was left on lees, Thierry knew that they had finally found something special and he proclaimed that it was a real “fat bastard" ...and a legend was born. Proud of our french roots, we often imagine this cute hippo decorating the royal gardens of Marie-Antoinette and even becoming the French national emblem!

The grapes for our FAT bastard Chardonnay are sourced from select vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, spanning the banks of the Rhône in the east, Carcassonne in the west, the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the south. The winemakers work very closely with the growers to determine the start of each harvest. The goal is to seek aromatic ripeness and rich varietal character.

Description

Golden yellow colour. Elegant bouquet with aromas of white fruits (peach, pear). Full-bodied structure with great fruit flavours and hints of vanilla. Excellent as an aperitif. Perfect pairing with baked salmon, grilled tuna steak, flavourful seafood dishes, white meat (chicken, veal with mushrooms) and cheese. Enjoy now or within 2 years after release. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Flavorful seafood dishes including baked salmon and grilled tuna steaks.

Awards

Vegan Wine

Though made entirely the same way as all wines, vegan wines are wines in which during the winemaking step of "fining" that is needed to filter the wine, no animal-based products are used. The most common natural fining agents used by the wine industry are egg whites and milk protein.

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2020
Region Languedoc
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Véronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre Winery
Average age of vines 20-30 years
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration The grapes are gently pressed and the wine is fermented with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Aging 35% of the final wine is aged in oak before bottling.
SKU RH23

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

FAT BASTARD, an international succes.. After a decade of world travel, Thierry Boudinaud returned to France in 1998 as head winemaker at Gabriel Meffre. He was working with his friend Guy Anderson, attempting to craft a unique wines from Southern France. After tasting hundreds of barrel samples, one fine day, upon tasting a wine from a Chardonnay barrel that was left on lees, Thierry knew that they had finally found something special and he proclaimed that it was a real “fat bastard" ...and a legend was born. Proud of our french roots, we often imagine this cute hippo decorating the royal gardens of Marie-Antoinette and even becoming the French national emblem!

The grapes for our FAT bastard Chardonnay are sourced from select vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon, spanning the banks of the Rhône in the east, Carcassonne in the west, the foothills of the Massif Central in the north, all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the south. The winemakers work very closely with the growers to determine the start of each harvest. The goal is to seek aromatic ripeness and rich varietal character.