Glimmering with greenish reflections. An expressive, elegant nose with notes of citrus such as lemon and pink grapefruit and exotic fruit such as mango, evolves to embrace a trace of menthol, a hint of elderberry and a slight flintiness that completes this incredible aromatic complexity. The palate is clean and pure, with the fruit of white peach and apricot, floral notes of iris and a subtly toasted finish. Complexity and vivacity have attained supreme harmony in this wine since 2017, and our Sauvignon Blanc is meeting with increasing acclaim. The 2018 vintage possesses the same DNA, with just a touch of extra freshness.
IGP Pays d'Oc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
12.% alc. /vol
Vineyards growing in three parts of the Languedoc wine region: Mediterranean, Oceanic and Pyrenean terroirs. Clay-limestone and gravelly soils. This gives our Sauvignon Blanc a more complex balance.
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 2 hours. Fermentation is termpature-controlled 14°C (no malolactic fermentation).
15% matured in new oak barrels for 3 months.
85% matured for 3 months on fine lees in stainless steel vats.
Recognition and awards
- Sam Kim 2019 91/100
- Decanter WWA 2019 Commended
- Gilbert & Gaillard Gold Medal Read article