2016 Pique-Nique Pays d'Oc Chardonnay

This is a wine to bring along in your basket when you're throwing down a blanket at the park. With ripe tropical fruit and citrus flavors exuberantly displayed on the palate alongside a hint of toasted oak and butter, this French Chardonnay is full-bodied in style, yet it delivers a lovely vein of acidity that focuses and lifts the finish. That's exactly what you'll need while enjoying your tender drumstick or juicy chicken salad.

Recipe Pairings

Cider-Brined Grill-Roasted Chicken with Grilled Apples and Sage

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

toasty oak

citrus

lemon

tropical fruit

Butter

pineapple

Region

Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pairings

Butter-Poached Fish

Chicken Dishes

Lobster

Roasted Chicken

Did You Know?

Pinot Blanc is a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir, but it tastes nothing like Pinot Grigio, which is also a mutation. Pinot Blanc is mostly grown in Alsace, where it's also used to make a sparkling wine called Cremant d'Alsace.