Chardonnay "l'Orangeraie"

Lorgeril_LOrangeraie_Chardonnay_Back_100_Website.jpgWinery: Lorgeril
Languedoc, Le Sud (Languedoc, Southern France)
Pennautier, France
Appellation:  Vin de Pays
Designation: VdP

Site: Flatter sites outside the Cabardès appellation.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Fermentation and Aging: Stainless steel.

Notes: At the time the Chateaux was built, it was very fashionable to also have an “Orangerie” - a place where orange trees would grow. A beautiful Orangerie still exists at the Chateau, and became the namesake for this inexpensive little wine. By a quirk of French Appellation law, the name had to be changed recently to Orangeraie, since “Orangerie” implied a place-name and obviously the vineyards are not in the actual Orangerie.

Vintage: 2014