Solas Chardonnay

« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’.  Laurent and Neasa Miquel have created these unique wines from favourite grape varieties.  The style reflects the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurents’ approach to winemaking.

Varieties

Chardonnay 100%

Vinification & aging

Night-time harvesting, press with juice selection, must clarification at low temperature, fermentation at 16-17°C. 50% aged in French barrels (1-2 years old) for 5 months.

Tasting notes

Solas Chardonnay is a well-balanced, food-friendly wine which treads the fine line between rich oak aged character and crisp minerality. This complex wine shows generous fruit character coupled with a burst of aromatic, crisp pear.

Sommelier recommendations

A classic Burgundian style French Chardonnay which will pair beautifully with fine cuisine such as seared scallops or a duck terrine. Ready to drink, serve between 10°C and 12°C.