Henri Chauvet 'Froussard' Chardonnay


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2022 Henri Chauvet 'Froussard' Chardonnay - Côtes d'Auvergne FRANCE 750ml


In the spring of 2021 Henri Chauvet settled in the village of Boudes in Auvergne purchasing 10.5 hectares of vines from a local winemaker. Henri, a relatively new arrival to the world of wine, had spent a few years working with winemakers predominantly in the Rhône valley and notably Thierry Allemand in Cornas.

From a plot rich with granite and iron oxide clay. The grapes are pressed direct, then aged on the lees for 9 months in a mix of barrels: half in a new 500lt barrel; half in old 228lt barrels. This is quite classic on the nose, and upon first taste it is fresh and mineral, with a touch of richness from the newer barrel. After some time open and in the glass the fruit develops and this begins to feel really opulent.