Pierre Chardonnay 2016 (6 x 750mL) IGP Pays d'Oc

Selection - The vineyard is situated at over 200m (650 ft) above sea level on a cool site facing the Pyrenees. The cool nights and warm summers provide the perfect temperature range for ensuring a healthy maturation of the Chardonnay grape.

Winemaking - The grapes are picked at night to preserve the grapes’ quality potential. After de-stemming, we collect the first press juice to obtain the best acid/fat balance. After a light settling, the wine ferments at 17/18 °C for around twenty days and will be aged on the fine lees from its fermentation for two months.

Maturation - 100% stainless steel vat with bâtonnage (stirring of the lees).

Soil - Clay-limestone soil made up of fine gravel.

Serving - Wine to be drunk in the next 3 years. Serve chilled to 10°C (50°F)

Overview

Selection - The vineyard is situated at over 200m (650 ft) above sea level on a cool site facing the Pyrenees. The cool nights and warm summers provide the perfect temperature range for ensuring a healthy maturation of the Chardonnay grape.

Winemaking - The grapes are picked at night to preserve the grapes’ quality potential. After de-stemming, we collect the first press juice to obtain the best acid/fat balance. After a light settling, the wine ferments at 17/18 °C for around twenty days and will be aged on the fine lees from its fermentation for two months.

Maturation - 100% stainless steel vat with bâtonnage (stirring of the lees).

Soil - Clay-limestone soil made up of fine gravel.

Serving - Wine to be drunk in the next 3 years. Serve chilled to 10°C (50°F)

Region:
FRA - Other French
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Lush, smooth and full on the palate with nice body and a deliciously unctuous mouthfeel. The volume and succulent character of this rich yet delicate wine is nicely balanced by its tension.

Food Matching - Serve alongside grilled mackerel, fish soup or a soft cheese such as Chaource to bring out the savoury notes.