Tasting Note: Bright, clear, gold color. On the nose white flesh fruits, lychees and white flowers. Full, round and generous with a good weight and a smooth ripe structure. The fresh aromas carry through to the finish.
Food Matching: Delicious with starters, terrine, pâté, as well as raw fish or shellfish. An older wine will accompany very well a foie gras, white fish dish or cheeses.
Grape Variety: 70% Chardonnay (average age 50 years), Guyot trained // 30% Pinot Blanc (average age 50 years), Guyot trained
Climate: Mild climate. Soil: Silty clay with plenty of limestone.
Vinification: Picked by hand at peak maturity, the grapes are carefully sorted and gently pressed. After settling, the must is racked off its lees and into barrels for the fermentations. Elevage : 50-70% in new oak barrels, 30-50% in old oak barrels of one vintage for 12 to 16 months on the lees. No fining, a single racking and a light filtration before bottling.
Ageing: 12 months in barrel (oak) + 6 months in tank.
Residual sugar: 1.9g/l.