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Date Printed: 2/25/2017
Novellum Chardonnay 2011
Novellum Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 118626)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/25/2017: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Year after year, the Novellum Chardonnay is lauded for being one of the best Chardonnay values on the United States market. Because the wine is un-oaked, many restaurants have found it to be a terrific "by the glass" Chardonnay which marries quite well with food.
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About Novellum:

For many years Eric Solomon Selections worked with a cooperative in the Languedoc to make Novellum from a special site that in most years had some botrytis, giving the wine weight without resorting to oak. Since that time they’ve moved the project to the Roussillon where Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. There is no botrytis here so as a result, they resort to aging a small percentage in barrel – usually less than 30%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier.