Coteaux de l'Ardèche: Cépage Chardonnay 2019
A refreshing, unoaked Chardonnay from the Ardèche, a happy hunting ground for well-made and keenly priced wines. It's a stalwart crowd-pleaser that's ideal for serving at buffets and drinks parties.
The Vignerons Ardéchois produce two white single varietal wines - a Chardonnay and a Viognier. Both are well-crafted, reliable and modern in style.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Ardèche|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Chicken and Turkey, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Best drunk young within 2-3 years of production.|
|Vinification||Rigorously controlled and graded Ardèche Chardonnay grapes are harvested at optimum maturity, pressed and fermented in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks prior to fining, filtration and Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
The Vignerons Ardéchois Cave Co-opérative (also known as U.V.I.C.A - Union des Vignerons des Coteaux de l'Ardèche) has its roots in the late 1960s when the Presidents of 7 major Cave Co-opératives agreed a unified policy of modernisation, re-planting and marketing. Based in the town of Ruoms, 20 kilometres south of Aubenas this forward-thinking, modernist collective has done much to revive the fortunes of this ancient vine-area, which dates back to Roman times. Today the Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 different smaller co-operatives. U.V.I.C.A is a terrific source of keenly-priced, well made single variety wines and accessible, fruit-driven blends.
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