La Cour des Dames, Chardonnay, Pays d'Oc 75cl 2016
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Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Tasting comments: Fruity, fresh and very elegant with a subtle finish
Food pairing: Aperitif, seafood, fish or cold cuts.
With its clear and limpid lovely golden color, this wine has fruity aromas of apple and apricot, white flowers and hazelnut, with a slightly buttery finish and subtle vanilla hints.
This wine is produced from Chardonnay grape variety grown in different terroirs of the Pays d'Oc region.
- 15% of the blend comes from the foothills of the Cévennes at an altitude of 400m:
Clay-limestone and basaltic soils giving freshness and acidity to the wine.
- 25% comes from the Hérault plain:
Rich stony clay giving rich round wines.
- 35% comes from the Aude Valley:
Clay-limestone soils of the Minervois region giving fruity wines.
- 25% comes from the Limoux region.
The average age of the vineyard is 15 years. The vines are grown on terraces at altitudes of 150 to 400m.
"Cordon de Royat" pruning method (trellised) is used.
The yields are low: around 45 hl/ha.
35% of the final blend is fermented in new and one-year-old oak barrels.
The barrels are filled with must before the alcoholic fermentation begins (lasting about 3 weeks).
The wine is aged for 9 months in oak barrels with lees stirring, where the malolactic fermentation takes place.
65% of the juice are fermented in stainless steel vats at 18°-20°C.
The malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve freshness.
Final blending before bottling.