Tasting Note                         

89  2013  Lafage  Novellum  Chardonnay (Cotes Catalanes)   9/12/14 ($15)

  13% alc
Color: Medium bright yellow. (3.0) Bouquet: Tart pear apple and peach with subtle mineral and earth. (3.0) Body: Tangy, rich and mouthcoating with excellent acidity and very good fruit. Solid middleweight. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with minerality coming out more. (3.0) Finish: Loses some intensity and distinction here. (2.5)
Overall: Tastes like a white Rhone with a significant Viognier component. Clean, crisp and rich with attractive peach, pear and apple fruit. Excellent value. (14.5)

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