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Beautiful yellow colour with green sparkling shades. White wine with intense nose of white flowers with a hint of green apple and mature fruit. Good structure and expansive mouth, with a subtil mix between white flowers and fruits aromas, reminding the original aromatic fragrance.

Technical sheet

Appellation

IGP Pays d’Oc

Vintage

2011

Varieties

100% Chardonnay

Alcohol

13% alc./vol

Terroir

Volcanic
The climate is typically mediterranean, warm and sunny with a low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and usual drought conditions fully matured the grapes. Concerning the culture : vines are ploughed. We do not use weedkiller. Pruning is short to regulate the vine's growth and its grapes yields. The vines shoots are tied up along vires to be given the favourable angle to ripen the grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are picked up by machines at the best maturity. Picked up early in the morning to avoid that warmness oxidize grapes. The stalks are taken off. Maceration lasts up to 13 hours at 7° C. Fermentation is quite long. The product is stabilized in the cold (- 6° C).

Ageing

Ageing for three months in oak barrels. The wine is bottled and stocked in piles in an appropriate cellar.

Recognition and awards

  • Meilleur Chardonnay du Monde Top 5 under 908 Chardonnay
  • Jancis Robinson 6 under 69 Chardonnay Read article
  • Decanter Bronze Medal
  • Collection IGP – Pays d’Oc Gold Ambassador Top 15
  • International Wine Challenge Commended

Geographical location

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