|grape variety||85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier|
|Appellation||IGP Pays D'OC|
|Region||Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon|
|Oak Maturation||30% was matured in French and American barrels. The remainder, including the Viognier, was unoaked.|
|Cellaring potential||3 years.|
|Residual sugar||3 G/L|
|Exposition & Soil||Clay and Limestone terraces|
|Vine Age||15 years|
|Harvest||Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness|
We have selected vineyards in the area of Carcassone and Minervois based on grape flavour and yield.The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.
The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. 30% of the Chardonnay was fermented in American and French oak barrels, and remained on lees in barrel, with some stirring, for six months.
Chardonnays come in many styles, from light and minerally to rich, buttery and oaky. We wnted to make a Chardonnay that was satisfying, yet fresh, and with sufficiently interesting flavour to capture the imagination. From the outset, it was crucial that it would be a great accompaniment to food. This is a fresh, opine-appley wine, with a subtle hint of oak and a touch of mango and ginger.
Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon. Serving note: would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.