At this year's Decanter World Wine Awards, Domaine Begude Etoile Chardonnay was awarded Gold earning 95 points.
The winemaker, Laurent Girault is a native of Limoux and raised in a family of winemakers. The aim at Domaine Begude is to "make excellent wine from long established high-quality terroir... wines reminiscent of the new world, but with the elegance of the old..." The winery organically grows their grapes and is devoted to environmentally sustainable practices.
Etoile Chardonnay has a classic, complex style. With aromas of honey and fresh fruit that lead to a long mineral acidity with a creamy texture.