Tastes like Novellum. — 2 months ago
If you are looking for a really good inexpensive Chardonnay, as Val Kilmer said in role as Doc Holiday in the movie “Tombstone”, “ I’m (Novellum) your Huckleberry.” This is around $10-$12 depending on where you buy it.
On the nose, cream, kiwi, white peach, lemon, lime, Bosc pear, orange citrus, green apple, butter, vanilla, honey notes, soft, light spice, chalky volcanic minerals, jasmine, spring flowers and white & yellow lilies.
The body is full, creamy and waxy. Beeswax/honeycomb, cream, kiwi, white peach, lemon, lime, Bosc pear, orange citrus, green apple, pineapple, butter, vanilla, soft, light sharp spice with a touch of heat, chalky volcanic minerals, jasmine, spring flowers and white & yellow lilies. Round beautiful acidity and a long, Rich, full, delicious, well balanced finish. A steal for $10-$12.
Photo of; the area this wine is from, Roussillon where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. Winemakers, Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage & Owner Eric Solomon of Eric Solmon Selections.
The Novellum is fermented in tank, 30% aged in French oak with the remainder in tank on the lees of Viognier. Average age of the vines are 30 years and are farmed organically.
— a year ago
Trying out all the highly rated $10.00-$20.00 whites to guzzle during the summer heat & Beach bike rides. This is a wine advocate 91 for $15.00
1. Novellum,ridiculous for $10.00
3. This one
4. Matias Santa Lucia Highlands
But basically splitting hairs on all of them,
Matias is the most complex. — 2 months ago
My type of chard! — 4 years ago
Not my preference (this is (virtually) unoaked and almost Sauvignon Blanc like) but for under 10 euro excellent value for money — 3 months ago
Color of beautiful gold. Nose of roasted nuts, Sprite, ripe banana, citrus, grapefruit, and a tiny bit of spice. Taste of citrus, apple, grapefruit, ripe banana again, a touch of mineral, quite silky and a bit nuts flavor too. Tasty with a kick of spice, sweetness, acidity, and mineral in the aftertaste. Very enjoyable. — 4 months ago
Actually Novellum Chardonnay-France. Apples, apricots, full and lightly oaked. Just a touch of acidity. — 3 years ago
Great nose. Heavy. Hint of oak finish. — 5 years ago