Here's one for chardonnay fans who like their wine packed with flavour.
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim Wine Orbit "A gorgeous modern rendition offering excellent drinking."
Originally hailing from Algeria, the Skalli family have been producing exceptional wines for four generations. After falling in love with the terroir of Southern France, the family pioneered the planting of single varietals in the Languedoc area.
The winemaking team at Fortant de France strive to make classic Grand Cru style chardonnay at a great value price and fans of premium New Zealand chardonnay will love the Terroir d'Altitude. Produced from high altitude vineyard sites with exceptionally fertile soil, this chardonnay is both rewardingly rich and enticingly elegant. It's big, creamy and seriously overdelivers on this low $20s price point with lush caramel and creme brulee notes.
Absolutely delish! Buy with our highest recommendation.
Sam Kim writes. "94pts. Wonderfully ripe and complex, the bouquet shows golden peach, mango, vanillin oak and brioche characters, leading to an elegantly opulent palate delivering terrific richness, well structured by bright acidity, finishing persistent and delicious. A gorgeous modern rendition offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2028."
The winery writes "This wine is sparkling golden yellow in colour and features a fine, complex nose with notes of vineyard peach, citrus and hawthorn. Full-bodied and elegant on the palate, revealing the purity and aromatic complexity of citrus and white blossoms with a long, mineral finish."