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Montsablé Chardonnay, IGP Pays D'Oc

 

This Chardonnay comes from the village of Puicheric, close to Carcassonne and situated in the Minervois AOC. Close to the Canal du Midi and the Aude river, this area of low rolling hills and cooling breezes provides the perfect environment for Chardonnay. The  20 year old vines are dry grown on clay soils which retain water during drought but the lack of irrigation restricts the yield and increases the quality.

 

The must is lightly clarified before fermentation in order to express the varietal aromas of the Chardonnay. The maceration temperature is kept quite high (20°C) in order to encourage more a more complex array of flavours. Maturation on fine lees in both stainless steel  and French oak ensures that end result  is a wine with a crisp yet complex flavour profile.

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