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A rich, brilliant gold robe. The nose is clean and bright, with hints of almonds, white flowers and aniseed. In the mouth it has a good, fresh attack, and a pleasingly rounded character on the mid palate, with a refreshing “zip” on the finish and aromas of juniper flowers.

Technical sheet

Appellation

IGP Pays d’Oc

Vintage

2012

Varieties

100% Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.5% alc./vol

Terroir

Volcanic, clay and limestone.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and the usual dry conditions ensure that the grapes ripen fully. Vines are ploughed; no weed killer is used. Pruning is short to regulate the vine's growth and its yields.

Vinification

The grapes are picked at night, in two passes. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep freshness in the wine. Then 15 days later a second harvest is done, to get good concentration and varietal aromas. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 4 hours. Fermentation is termpature-controlled 15°C (no malolactic fermentation).

Ageing

Aged for three months in oak barrels (30% of the vintage).

Recognition and awards

  • WINE ALIGN (LCBO) Canada Ontario Gold Medal Read article
  • Guide Hachette 2014 page 1228 Read article
  • Bettane & Dessauve 2014 14/20 : Nez fruits blancs, miellé et fumé, bouche généreuse ... vraiment agréable Read article
  • Jancis Robinson Dégustation Juillet 2013 : 16.5/20 Read article
  • Chardonnay du Monde 2013 Gold medal - Top 50 under 890 Chardonnay tasted
  • Decanter Commended Read article
  • International Wine Challenge 2013 Commended
  • Concours national – IGP France Gold Medal Read article

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