Cultivars: Maccabeu 50%, Chardonnay 35%, Carignan 15%
Wine making: The grapes were harvested early by hand to ensure fresh acidity and healthy fruit. Whole bunch pressing and fraction separation was necessary to limit phenolic content. The Chardonnay component was sourced in Limoux and the balance came from our vineyard in St Paul de Fenouillet. The juice was cold settled prior to fermentation and upon completion the MLF was prevented. After blending and stabilisation, the wine was bottled in January 2010 for the second fermentation in the bottle. Disgorging occurred in December 2016.
Tasting notes: Lively and fresh to drink now with hints of brioche, raspberry and spice. The finesse on the mid palate extends to complexity on the finish and the use of Blanc de Noir in the blend lends an attractive coppery, golden hue to the appearance. It is ideal as an aperitif or with delicate seafood dishes.