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Domaine Begude, Chardonnay, L'Etoile, Limoux, 2021

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Domaine Begude, Chardonnay, L'Etoile, Limoux, 2021

This is a star barrel-fermented Chardonnay, from very low yields - less than half those in Burgundy. It develops beautifully, with ripe citrus and buttery notes coming to the fore. Lots of volume and grip. Now-2026 We have been shipping... Read More

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Domaine Begude, Chardonnay, L'Etoile, Limoux, 2021

ColourWhite

RegionLimoux

Sub RegionLimoux

GrowerDomaine Begude

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2021

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeBEG221

Style

Dry, Rich

Dry > Sweet

Domaine Begude

Limoux

We have been shipping wines from James Kinglake since he left his life in the City in 2003 to buy the Domaine La Begude, about 350 metres up in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Limoux.

"I could not quite afford to buy in Burgundy so I chose the next best thing". But it hasn't always been an easy ride: he acknowledges how tough it is to be a farmer: his...

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Domaine Begude, Chardonnay, L'Etoile, Limoux, 2021

This is a star barrel-fermented Chardonnay, from very low yields - less than half those in Burgundy. It develops beautifully, with ripe citrus and buttery notes coming to the fore. Lots of volume and grip. Now-2026

We have been shipping wines from James Kinglake since 2010, soon after he left his life in the City to buy the Château Haute Begude, about 350 metres up in the foothills of the Pyrenees near Limoux. It's been tough in recent years: damaging late frosts, mildew and summer heat and drought have wreaked havoc on his yields.

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