Cote des Roses chardonnay 2020 IGP PAYS D'OC
PGI Pays D'Oc
This Cote des Roses cuvée celebrates the Mediterranean Art of Living. The soil, very varied, is essentially made up of hard limestone from the scrubland, schistose soils but also gravel brought by the rivers and rivers of Languedoc. The warm and windy climate ("semi-arid Mediterranean climate with a mild winter variant") favors the ripening of the grapes and their good sanitary condition, while maintaining freshness thanks to the altitude and the effect of the sea, which mitigates high summer temperatures. Its bottle is unique with a rose-shaped bottom, created by a young designer from the Ecole Boulle. It is a wine that offers itself like a bouquet of Roses!
Beautiful pale color with slightly golden reflections
The nose develops aromas of mango, almond and hazelnut dried fruit as well as citrus notes of grapefruit and orange blossom
Aging in barrels brings aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, fresh butter and spices. Its finish is marked by a nice minerality and a good length
Appellation : PGI Pays D'Oc
Cépage : chardonnay
Custody and Service Tips
To be enjoyed at 10°C as an aperitif or with shellfish or fish
The grapes are harvested at perfect maturity, in order to express the optimal potential of the variety. A meticulous sorting of the harvest is carried out when picking and receiving the grapes. The work of the grapes takes place under neutral gas in order to minimize the risks of oxidation of the musts. The grapes are destemmed, cooled to 8°C and sent to the press to extract the must. Particular attention is paid to the pressing so as to keep only the most qualitative first juices. The juices are then decanted more or less according to the desired aromatic profile. The fermentations last between 15 and more than 30 days depending on the degree of clarification and the temperature applied. Part of the wine is vinified and then aged in 225-litre Bordeaux barrels for approximately 4 months, while the rest is vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at low temperature, in order to preserve the freshness and integrity of the aromas. The particularity of this grape variety lies in the nobility of its aromas and the delicacy of its wines. Finally, after a light fining, bottling takes place quite early in order to preserve the fresh and fruity character of the wines.