TerroirSituation: Carefully selected grapes grown on cool hillside vineyard plots.Clay-limestone marls from the Kimmeridgian peppered with small comma-shaped limestone oysters (known as ‘Ostrea Virgula’) mea- suring just a few millimetres. This unique soil type gives the wines their original characters and distinctive minerality. The nighttime temperatures are cool owing to the northern position of the vineyards which helps to preserve the grapes’ acidity thereby imparting
Vinfication and ageingThe grape juice is settled with precision before being fermented primarily in stainless steel vats with careful monitoring of the temperature and fermen- tation kinetics. A small proportion of the musts are fermented in oak barrels. The wine is then aged on its fine lees with stirring (bâtonnage) carried out during the first two months of ageing to create even greater complexity. Frequent tastings help to ensure the optimum development of the wine’s organoleptic qualities before the final blending stage.
Tasting notesBeautiful pale golden hue. Expressive and intense nose dominated by spring flowers ( calendula, daisy ) and citrus aromas (lemongrass and candied lemon) complemented by subtle spicy notes ( angelica, ginger, cedar) and a touch of sugared almonds. On entry to the palate, the wine is fresh, lively and zesty with good length and a minerality that finish with refreshing notes of orange peel.