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This 100% Chardonnay produced on the hillsides of Saint Georges d’Orques has a light straw colour, a fresh bouquet of zesty yellow citrus fruit. Ripe and full flavoured with a rich and creamy texture, round and perfectly balanced by a fresh lemon acidity with a crisp, clean and long finish.
This 17th Century estate was purchased by the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her two sons in 1998 and has since undergone extensive renovation. Located in the Saint Polycarp commune near the town of Limoux in the Aude Valley district of the Languedoc Roussillon, the estate has 118 hectares under vine and made up predominately with red varietals, Grenache, Syrah and Malbec from the Mediterranean and Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Atlantic. In 2003 the wine was awarded the status of AOC Limoux. 2008 saw the first vintage of the 2nd wine la Capitalle de Baron'arques and in 2009 the first vintage of Le Chardonnay de Baron'arques was produced from the 3 hectares of Chardonnay planted. All the wines at the estate are under the direct supervision of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild technical team and proudly take their place among the elite brands of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.