Racines de la Terre

2011 Chardonnay


France: Languedoc-Roussillon

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Mission Briefing


La Première Terre

Today’s bright, flavorful French Chardonnay is a wine that we are simply crazy about, dear Operative!

This perfect-for-summer treat is soft and light on the nose, at first, but as it warms up it opens to reveal more lush fruit. On the palate, the flavors are easy and soft. Here, too, the wine starts out shy, but the more it breathes, the more elegant and flavorful it becomes.

If you love true Chardonnay - from the country that “invented” the varietal, please accept this wonderful wine with our highest recommendation.

Tasting Profile


Light golden yellow with a soft looking and fast settling surface.


Shy on the nose at first, the wine gradually comes to life. When it does, it reveals, light citrus and dried white flower petals.


Bright and soft on the palate, with fresh citrus, lime leaf, dried straw, honeydew melon,


Lingering and creamy on the mid palate, with fine citrus lingering longest


Prosciutto and melon balls, or a roast chicken with lemon, rosemary and sea salt would also be outstanding. This wine laos has the acidity to go great with a pepper crusted Ahi steak.

What the Winery Says

Racines de la terre, Pays d’oc - 2011 Chardonnay

Wines from Racines de la Terre are all estate grown and single vineyard varietals near Carcassonne between Minervois and Corbières. The winery has been producing wine for more than 100 years.

Clay and limestone on a lagoon bed with salt content.
Night time harvest to protect the quality of the grapes. The wine undergoes pellicular maceration, pneumatic pressing and stalk removal at 5C and then is left to ferment at low temperatures; stirred and matured on fine lees for three months. Matured in lined concrete tanks.
Tasting Notes
A pale yellow color with green highlights. The bouquet is very clean, crisp, and fruity. On the palate, pear and passion fruit flavors and a well-rounded buttery finish.
Serving Suggestions
Serve with seafood, poached fish with a lemon butter sauce.

About the Winery

Racine de la Terre is produced with 100% estate grown fruit from just outside the ancient walled city of Carcassone in the South of France. The wines are well balanced, with only a touch of French oak. Possessing great structure, delicate fruit aromas, and a long finish, Racines de la Terre is perfect for your next culinary journey.

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