Smooth is a sophisticated Chardonnay from The Loire Valley in France. Far from the buttery and oaked New World Chardonnays that divide opinion, this is all soft citrus and florals, with hints of honey and fresh minerals. This wine has enough complexity to hold its own against a bold seafood dish such as cod.
It'll also melt in the mouth when paired with a creamy goats cheese.
Nicholas is an independent winemaker based in the Loire Valley, who usually makes the relatively unknown Pineau d'Aunis variety for local restaurants and winemaker hangouts. However, each year he also produces a small parcel of Chardonnay, to take advantage of the limestone-rich soils of the area.
- 2019 Chardonnay from The Loire, France
- 12% alcohol
- Vegan Friendly