There's a lovely fresh minerality to this wine, with citrus, green apple and just a touch of tropical fruits on the finish. But the key here is the mouthfeel, enhanced by ageing on the fine lees and a small portion of barrel-fermentation.
Chardonnay is not a grape variety one would normally associate with the Roussillon, but this one is too good to miss. Sourced from vineyards in the Vallée de la Têt, to the west of Perpignan, planted on deep, rocky soils, these 20 year old vines are trellised and yield around 45hl/ha. Harvested at night in late August to retain freshness, the wine is vinified in around 85% stainless steel and 15% older wood.
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