Chardonnay

Wine of Languedoc

This wine is produced from Chardonnay grape variety grown in different terroirs of the Pays d’Oc region. 15% of the blend comes from the foothills of the Cévennes at an altitude of 400 m : clay-limestone and basaltic soils giving freshness and acidity to the wine. 25% comes from the Hérault plain : rich stony clay giving rich round wines. 35% comes from the Aude Valley : clay-limestone soils of the Minervois region giving fruity wines. 25% comes from the Limoux region. The average age of the vineyard is 15 years. The vines are grown on terraces at altitudes of 150 to 400 metres. “Cordon de Royat” prunning method (trellised) is used. The yields are low : around 45 hl/ha.

35% of the final blend is fermented in new and one-year-old oak barrels. The barrels are filled with must before the alcoholic fermentation begins (lasting about 3 weeks). The wine is aged for 9 months in oak barrels with lees stirring, where the malolactic fermentation takes place. 65% of the juice are fermented in stainless steel vats at 18°-20°C. The malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve freshness. Final blending before bottling.

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“La Cour des Dames”

Igp Oc Chardonnay  750 ml.

Grape Varieties:  Chardonnay  100 %.

Tasting Notes : With its clear and limpid lovely golden colour, this wine has fruity aromas of apple and apricot, white flowers and hazelnut, with a slightly buttery finish and subtle vanilla hints.

Food & Wine: Serve chilled (12°C). This wine is best enjoyed as an aperitif and with seafood, fish and charcuterie.

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