The wine is generally ready for drinking after 4-8 months, although a 2- to 3-year aging period in the bottle enhances its qualities.
Pale straw colour increasing in intensity over time.
Flowery scents, with banana, honey, vanilla and breadcrust hues. Interesting mineral notes.
Full-bodied and intense on the palate, never aggressive. Because of its versatility, it provides an ideal accompaniment for fish, shellfish, white meat, grilled meat, flans and vegetables.
Serving temperature: 12-14° C.
Total alcohol: 12,8-13,5% vol.
The grapes are harvested in vineyards between 170 and 240 m above the sea level, on a 10% slope. Mostly with a northwest exposure, the plots have a widely prevalent calcareous soil, which favour water drainage and is poor in organic substances, with alternating strata of sand, tuff and clay. Owing to the low ridges around it, the site enjoys many hours of lighting without heat peaks, thanks to its exposure and to constant breezes. The grapes are always in a very healthy state, and are characterized by excellent aromas and acidity, that make it possible to delay harvest until the desirable sugar content has been obtained.
The grapes are always in a very healthy state, and are characterized by excellent aromas and acidity, that make it possible to delay harvest until the desirable sugar content has been obtained. The presence of Chardonnay Musqué is significant and adds to the bouquet’s complexity.
Harvest & winemaking
Depending on the year, harvest begins August 17th to Sept. 10th.
Vinification takes until 21 days, at 17,5°C. The wine sits on the lees for 2-5 months at a temperature of 5-6°C. Malolactic fermentation is brought to completion or stopped at the appropriate time, as needed.