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Wine Tasting Note: La Belle Terrasse Unoaked Chardonnay, 2005, VdP d'Oc, France  Add/Read Comments

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La Belle Terrasse Unoaked ChardonnayI was about to give in with despair at finding anything vaguely interesting. Having moved, temporarily as it turns out, to a new town the discovery of the best spots to buy wine still await. A run-down Threshers over-looking a busy A-road was not a great magnet so the Sainsbury's further along became my first port-of-call. Un-Oaked Chardonnay being this months Wine Blogging Wednesday restricted my attentions - there was a half-bottle of something vaguely Burgundian and a Villa Maria Unoaked Chard but little else.

The 'Managers Choice' shelf-barker beckoned with just one solitary bottle remaining. Something French, something now £3.99 down from £5.99. At the checkout it looked familiar; hasn't another blogger reviewed this recently?

White WineWine Tasting Note: La Belle Terrasse Unoaked Chardonnay, 2005, Vin de Pays D'Oc, France.
Available from Sainsbury's for £3.99/£5.99.
The heat from the Cous Cous (Toasted Israeli cous cous mixed with whole chickpeas and crumbly Feta With a chilli dressing for a bit of a kick) has indeed kicked my mouth into a chilli-heat zone; the Chardonnay fights back. The orange-peel and lemon flavour may-be deadened a little by the heat but the weight and the slight-sweetness soon sooth the palate. The alcohol is noticeable (it's listed at 14.5% which could mean anything up to 15%). Chilli is not the best background to taste a wine but this seemed rather good for £3.99.
Scribblings Rating - 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]

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Spent some time in Pontresina Swiss. Had this wine at the Hotel Wahler and was extremly impressed with this wine's balance.I highly recommend for any occasion.

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