This 100% Chardonnay with a crystal-clear gold color tinged with green highlights has a nose of white blossoms, white-fleshed fruits and hazelnuts. You will also find that this wine is frank and offers a full attack of citrus flavors with a lively mouthfeel, and is long lasting with acacia blossom flavors. Pair this wine with aperitifs and fish.
Ageing potential:8 years
Vinification and maturing: Harvest date: September 2nd -> 10th
Once in the winery, the grapes were delicately pressed in whole bunches for a long time in order to get a juice of perfect quality and prevent unwanted aromas in the wine. The must was then cooled down and put to settle for 36 hours; this operation is crucial in our search for aromatic pureness. Once we got rid of the unwanted particles in the juice, it was brought back to a temperature of 16-18°C (61-64°F) to allow beginning of the alcoholic fermentation thanks to the yeasts naturally present on the grapes. We really paid attention in setting the temperature for it would bring out the fruitiness and freshness of Chardonnay. The wine was finally aged on fine lees for 10 months partly in stainless steel tanks, partly in french oak barrels. With a view of getting a fresh wine with subtle woody notes, we chose this ageing process, which we combined with the use of barrels (of which 10% were new) that underwent a long toast at low temperatures.
93 Points ~ Wine Advisory Board