Limoux Vineyards with the Pyrenees in the background

La Butiniere ChardonnayThe “La Butinière” Chardonnay or the The Queen of Limoux white wines as the folks in Cave Anne De Joyeuse like to call her is made up exclusively of Chardonnay. The ” La Butinière” is produced from hillside vines over 20 years old.The unique conditions in Limoux, in the foothills of the Pyrenees  coupled with the vineyard cultivation, green harvesting, and low yields, mean only the best grapes are used to produce this exceptional wine. All grapes are harvested by hand, then transported in small containers, passed through the sorting table so that nothing but the very best grapes go to the press. After pressing the Juice is transferred to oak barrels for 10 to 12 months before it is bottled.

“La Butinière” Chardonnay is golden in colour with aromas of apricot, peach, grapefruit and brioche on the nose. Finely mineral in structure, it develops notes of vanilla and honey on the finish after a full palate of peach, apricot and grapefruit. Ideal as an aperitif with friends or with a number of dishes such as scallops, pan-fried prawns, chicken or prawn salads.