Rosemary George Master of Wine recently visited for a tasting and had this to say.
“I am a Chablis girl, so I like my Chardonnay crisp and mineral and tend to find the Chardonnays of the Languedoc a bit too soft and flabby for my liking, but every now and again, it is good to have a prejudice overturned – and that is just what happened last week, with Domaine Montazellis’s 2008 Chardonnay. It is lightly buttery, rounded with good acidity and a lovely harmonious balance. Dhanya Collette explained that he had fermented 20% of the wine in new oak, which has filled it out nicely without making it too heavy.
I am full of admiration for Nova and Dhanya, an Anglo-French couple who, without experience of the wine world, apart from drinking it, gave up their life in London to settle in the Languedoc and resurrect an old wine estate. They deserve to go far, so do go and try their wine.”
New stocks recently delivered to the warehouse so check out the website and order some of these wonderful wines. I recommend the Merlot 2008 as a great summer red with loads of character, and the Chardonnay 2008 is just as Rosemary George describes above.