The Chardonnay grapes are harvested extra ripe to undergo skin maceration from 6 to 12 hours before being pneumatically pressed. All oxidation is prevented during the winemaking process. Temperature is set around 16°C. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 7 to 8 months for increased aromatic complexity and smoothness on the palate.
Straw yellow in colour with green tints, this wine offers complex and very intense aromas of citrus fruits, peach, apricot and dried fruits, with vanilla and floral notes. Full bodied and harmonious, the palate is smooth and rich with good volume.
Food and wine pairing: grilled fish with Provence herbs, goat cheese, duck breast with figs or fine tart with grilled vegetables.
Grown between the Mediterranean and the mountains, IGP Pays d’Oc varietal wines cover an extensive sun-kissed area from the Camargue to the Vermillion Coast, in the heart of France’s largest wine region which is also renowned for its appellation wines.
Its climate promotes healthy vines. The IGP Pays d’Oc production area covers the length and breadth of Languedoc-Roussillon:
Pays d’Oc is such an extensive wine region that it is naturally home to an extraordinary range of soil types, that can vary from sandy terrain along the coast to limestone, schist, clay or stony gravel on the valley floors and hillsides.