Novellum is a custom cuvee of Chardonnay grown and made by Jean Marc and Eliane Lafage for Eric Solomon. Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. In close proximity to the sea, these vineyards benefit from higher humidity and afternoon breezes that keep these sits up to one degree Celsius cooler than a few miles further inland. There is no botrytis here so Jean-Marc resorts to a small percentage in barrel usually less than 20%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. It remains one of the best values in Chardonnay that you can find. Rounded, textured, and toasty. Pair with shrimp cocktail, fettuccine alfredo, or creamy Camembert cheese .