Appellation : Chardonnay Vin de Pays du Val de Loire.
Grape variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Altered ochre green to greyish black shale. A silty, clay, siliceous texture means the soil holds water well. The vines grow fairly vigorously, at a normal rate and ripen appropriately.
Average age of vines : Over 20 years.
Work on the vines : Grass is left to grow naturally between all rows. The vines are completely disbudded and the leaves are thinned on the side where the sun rises.
Harvesting : Manual
Winemaking : The grapes are pressed gently in a bladder press. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place in a temperature-controlled tank to achieve optimum aromas.
Ageing : On fine lees.
Aromas : Depending on the vintage, we can detect subtle notes of toasted almonds, fresh butter, hazelnuts, exotic fruits, peach and citrus.
Drinking : Enjoy cool with starters, seafood, fish, etc. Best drunk young;
Keeping qualities : keep for 2 to 3 years maximum.