La Chapelle White | Côtes de Gascogne
A wonderfully flavoursome, quality Chardonnay-based wine from Gascogny blended especially for us at a knock down price. Ideal for parties, receptions or on its own. Great quaffing wine.
Case of 12: £83.40
The Press'(This summer 50 best-value French buys) Côtes de Gascogne is not all just cheap and cheerful. La Chappelle is a cut above...a fresh, youthful white that’s is peachy and citrusy.' —Decanter Magazine Wine of the Week—'I just love this little wine from the Vin de Pays de Côtes de Gascogne, a blend of typical Colombard, Gros Manseng and Ugni Blanc with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Screw-capped for freshness, it has a delicate but aromatic nose that at first seems dominated by the grassy and elderflower character of the Sauvignon, but then an undertow of peachy fruit and lemon rind adds interest. On the palate it is punchy and vibrant, but it is not the more obvious asparagus and green bean punch of Sauvignon, but a decisive, mouthwatering panoply of citrus, white fruit and minerals with masses of zest and life. I drank this to great effect with an asparagus and pea risotto.' —Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages 'The Best Summer Wine Deals: Excellent value lemony crisp Chardonnay-based Côtes de Gascogne from the Midi-Pyrenee.' —Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman 'Seems at first sniff to be yet another Sauvignon, but it quickly broadens out in a more satisfying and interesting bowl of fruit. Lovely, fresh-tasting and only 11.5%.' —Bob Tyrer, Sunday Times
Our tasting notesFresh, lemon green colour with a fruit driven, complex nose. A well made wine that is full bodied with lots of flavor and perfect for everyday drinking.
Wine dataGrape variety: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, Colombard.
Appellation: Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne
About GascognyThe beautiful and peaceful region of Gascony is famed for its foie gras and Armagnac but it is also an area of France that is now producing very good affordable wine. It is ‘the’ white wine to drink in Paris bars and bistros. Côtes de Gascogne is a ‘Vin de Pays’ wine region located in the Midi-Pyrénées which principally produces white wine from vines planted in Alluvial soil with clay and sand.
Prices are inclusive of delivery for orders equivalent to 12 75cl bottles within the UK mainland and 24 75cl bottles for Northern Ireland, Highlands and islands. A delivery charge of £3.00 will be added to orders of 6–11 bottles and £7.50 for orders under 6 for the UK. Please note there may be a surcharge for delivery to Northern Ireland and Islands. Please call 020 7549 7900 for more info or read our Delivery/Collection Information and Terms & Conditions. We use recycled boxes for our mixed cases to help protect the environment.