Fruit and freshness! Perfect for sipping with friends and family for convivial moments when simplicity fits the bill!
CLASSIFICATION > Sparkling wine - Brut
GRAPE VARIETY > Chardonnay
SOIL > The grapes come from several judiciously selected terroirs: 2/3 of the grapes are cultivated halfway up the slope on hillsides, whose clay and pebble-rich soil lends a lovely range of flavours and fruit to the cuvée; the remaining third hails from calcareous clay soils that lend freshness to the wine.
VINIFICATION > The Chardonnay grapes are vinified at monitored temperatures to extract as much of the varietal's typical aromas and flavours as possible and to give the wine added complexity. The wines are allowed to age on the lees for 3 months following fermentation. Then comes the time to blend the cuvées, which are selected according to criteria based on balance, richness of flavours and acidity. The base wine are blended in a stainless steel tank. A "liqueur de tirage" (a mixture of wine, sugar, and yeast) is added to provoke a second fermentation, which creates the bubbles. This takes a minimum of three weeks.
TASTING NOTES > This Chardonnay boasts beautiful pale gold colour and a trail of fine, long-lasting bubbles. Its nose is extremely expressive and exudes captivating aromas of white-fleshed peach. Fruity notes (white fleshed fruit) on the palate with flavours of dried fruit and a touch of acacia honey. The finish is evocative of lemon zest. Overall, this wine offers remarkable freshness and lovely tension.
FOOD & WINES > This fresh, fruity Chardonnay may be enjoyed well chilled (8C) as an aperitif alongside petits fours. It may also be paired with a fruit dessert, pannacotta and event white chocolate desserts.