A pale, gleaming wine with golden reflections. The nose is well balanced, with powerful aromas of acacia flowers, vine peach and aniseed so characteristic of our Villa Blanche Chardonnay, followed up by elegant notes of vanilla, coconut milk and gingerbread. Blending proved complicated this year, and required great precision to obtain the particular profile that has made this wine such a success. But the result is a pure, incisive, mouth-filling wine with a sumptuous finish of great persistence. This vintage has given us notes of broom flowers, mint, and juniper, but also exotic fruit such as mango and grapefruit, with rich buttery notes, grilled almonds, and honey on the finish. Superbly balanced, perhaps less opulent than last year, but with enormous character and elegance.
IGP Pays d'Oc
13,5 % al./vol
Volcanic, and limestone clay. The climate, warm and sunny with sporadic rainfall, is typically Mediterranean. Winters are mild and summers are hot with long dry periods that allow the grapes to attain perfect maturity.
The grapes are picked at night, in two harvests. The first is early to ensure freshness, and the second 15 days later to obtain superb concentration and varietal aromas. The grapes are totally destemmed then macerated for 4 hours at 5°C. Fermentation takes place at 15°C. There is no malolactic fermentation.
- Stainless steel vats : 70 %
- Barrels : 30 %
- For 3 months
Recognition and awards
- Chardonnay du Monde 2023 Gold Medal - Top 10 French wines & 55 gold medals/537 samples
- Mundus Vini 2023 Gold Medal Read article