2013 Chardonnay - Élévé en fût de Chêne
Little French Girl
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This collection was inspired by the luscious wines of southern France. French wine making involves many traditions passed on from generation to generation. In most of the country’s wine regions these traditions have been incorporated into the rules and regulations regarding the growing of grapes and the making of wines. The Languedoc wine region is more dynamic in its regulations regarding winemaking. This, along with ideal climate and terroir, provides the opportunity for young generations of vignerons to learn from their forefathers, yet use innovation and created new styles. The Petite Française collection is quintessentially French, with a modern whimsy. Perfect for special events of every-days, to be enjoyed in the relaxed company of friends and family.
Appearance: Deep gold
Aroma: Elegant, complex nose of dried fruits, hazelnuts toast, exotic fruits.
Taste: The dried fruits and hazelnuts found on the nose are also on the palate. The oak aging provides a creamy buttery characteristics.
Aging Potential: 7-8 years
Dish: A versatile wine, well paired with white fish, white meats and salads.
Cheese: Chardonnay and Comté is a perfect match!
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
A vintage with generous sunshine. Cool nights allowed the grapes to keep their balance, vivacity and delicate aroma.
Fermentation: Fermented in oak barrels with daily “Bâtonage”. This technique is the stirring of the wine and the lees. It promotes the intensity of flavor of the wines. Lees are the yeast sediments that remain in the wine after fermentation.
Aging: Aging on lees, mark of a high quality Chardonnay, giving a richer flavour.
Filtration: Minimum filtration to preserve maximum natural character
Bottled: Under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality