Chardonnay - La Cigarelle IGP Côtes du Lot - France
Chateau de Cayx
Cahors wine-growing regions. A local wine from Cayx, La Cigaralle comes from the 4 hectares of Chardonnay planted, mostly on the limestone terraces around the château. "Cigaralle" is an old word probably from Catalan and used in Aquitaine and Occitanie to describe a pavilion built in a park or a pleasure garden where you can hear the song of cicadas. The grapes undergo mechanical harvesting, direct pressing, cold settling, thermo-regulated fermentation in stainless steel vats and aging on the lees.
This wine has a complex and expressive nose with exotic fruit and white fruits notes. It is ample, smooth and slightly buttery on the palate with a delicious mineral base supported on the palate by real freshness.
Ideal as an aperitif, with seafood or shelllfish.