- Four Grand Cru Villages - Cramant, Les Mesnil, Avize & Oger make this
- Rich, intense and highly mineral blanc de blancs
- Goes great with Lobster & butter
This is 100 per cent Chardonnay from 50-year-old Avize (Grand Cru) vineyards that have been managed biodynamically.
The wine is vinified entirely in oak barrels and then aged and assembled via a "solera method"; with the final blend now incorporating nine vintages - only the finest vintages are added.
The unusual term "Caudalie" is the name given to de Sousa's top cuvees. The word denotes the persistence of the aromatic expression of a wine on the palate measured in seconds - 1 Caudalie equals approximately 1 second.
A stunning wine, highly complex as you would expect from a wine made this way, with piercing intensity and great length. Once it settles, it will show a rich texture and layers of pastry, ground nuts, vanilla and citrus flavours.
A wine of tremendous concentration and a chalky, lingering finish.