A brilliant, limpid pale gold colour. A vintage of hot, dry conditions, as in 2016, that concentrated the aromas, giving power to their expression. First of all apricot and vine peach, followed by magnificent notes of elderberry, aniseed, mint and a plethora of white flowers.
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|Typ av vinodling||Hållbart|
|klassificering||IGP Pays d'Oc|
|Huvud druva||Chardonnay 100%|
|Utmärkelse||Bettane & Dessauve 2019: 14.5/20, Guide Hachette 2019: 2*, Jancis Robinson03/2018: 15.5/20, Chardonnay du Monde 2018: Silver medal.|
|Vingård||Calmel & Joseph|
Volcanic, clay and limestone. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and sunny with low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and the usual dry conditions ensure that the grapes ripen fully. Vines are ploughed; no weed killer is used. Pruning is short to regulate the vine's growth and its yields.
The grapes are picked at night, in two passes. The first harvest is done at a relatively early stage in maturity, to keep freshness in the wine. Then 15 days later a second harvest is done, to get good concentration and varietal aromas. Grapes are destemmed and then macerated at 5°C for 4 hours. Fermentation is termpature-controlled 15°C (nomalolactic fermentation)
First of all apricot and vine peach, followed by magnificent notes of elderberry, aniseed, mint and a plethora of white flowers. The mouth is perfectly balanced as a result of harvesting in two passes; fresh, fruity and dense, with the presence of exotic fruit mingled with subtle, well-integrated, oaky notes. The finish is as succulent as ever, with that characteristic touch of salinity. A beautifully fresh wine from this new, particularly hot, vintage thanks to the painstaking work of blending.