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Chardonnay de la Chevalière

  • Appellation : Pays d'Oc IGP
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Grape varieties : 100% Chardonnay
Minervois, Béziers, Agde, Bédarieux, Montpellier, Nîmes. A wide range of origins to build complexity in the wine.
Pale straw colour.
The nose shows white fruit aromas with a floral overtone.
A delicate, stymish wine with beautiful acidity. Aromas of white blossom and juicy summer fruit. Mouthwatering, almost salty finish.

Winemaking

Pressing supervised by Laroche team in the property. Whole bunches crushed in pneumatic press, then 24 hours settling at 12-15°C to allow aromas to be leached in the must. 12 days of fermentation at 15° C in stainless steel tanks to keep freshness and lively character.

Vintage report

The 2013 vintage started with a biting cold winter and a mild spring that both made the vegetative cycle slower than usual, and reduced the yields naturally. The moderate weather during the following summer and the bright end of autumn allowed grapes to ripen fully under excellent healthy conditions. Finally, harvest took place under beautiful weather, 3 weeks later than usual. In these conditions, white grapes have nice and fresh acidity and red grapes are ripe but not heavy.

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel tank to keep fresh and pungent fruit.

Food pairing

Enjoy it as an aperitif or with seafood, cray*sh, Japanese food and goat cheese.