Fresh, bright, clean and well-balanced with a lingering undertone of apple - "Les Charmes" is indeed the epitome of un-oaked French Chardonnay. Subtle, pleasing acidity brings all the flavors to life. All kinds of fish and shellfish, either simply prepared or with rich, flavorful sauces. A natural with any sort of chicken, and a fine accompaniment to lighter cheeses.
Located in the town of Lugny in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy, the "Les Charmes" vineyard covers 95 acres atop a southfacing hill whose soil, limestone with some chalk and slate, offers excellent drainage. Some of the Chardonnay vines are nearly 100 years old. The Cave de Lugny, founded more than 75 years ago, has long led the region in vineyard management and winemaking skills.