Funky, cool, colourful and bright with a lovely engaging french aftertaste...... Pale in colour with a fine and persistent bead before a lifted and vibrant nose with classical lemon citrus and floral notes. blended as a perfect 85% Chardonnay, 10% Chenin Blanc, 5% Mauzac the end result is tres Bien! The palate is very fresh and lively with crisp tropical and citrus flavours. The pure fruit flavours and delicate acidity contribute to a soft mouth-feel which makes the wine so approachable. A excellent aperitif style that is rewarding from the first glass.
Awards and Accolades
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Ah yes. This is well done. It’s sweet-ish and simple but it’s attractive and well flavoured and will have widespread appeal. This has been pitched right, from all angles: price, presentation of quality. Strawberries. Delicious strawberries."
From the Winery
Grapes are hand harvested in the early morning before whole bunch pressing and a cool fermentation in stainless steel. The secondary fermentation takes place using the Charmat method over a longer than average five months to ensure maximum freshness and fruit expression.
As in much of Europe, 2015 was an outstanding vintage in the South of France. Winter and spring were very wet, ensuring excellent soil moisture levels. Secondly a hot, dry summer followed ensuring good growth and healthy vineyards. Finally a moderate but clear Autumn ensured steady ripening and the cool nights courtesy of the clear skies allowed the retention of freshness and natural acidity. Although yields were a touch low, the wines are fantastic with lovely aromatics, excellent depth of flavour and vibrant acidity.
Sourced from primarily from Chardonnay, which provides unparalleled depth and length in sparkling wines. The indigenous Mauzac and Chenin Blanc provide elegance and a fine mineral acid backbone to the wine.
Don't Pay: $22.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Closure: Cork & Twist
Region: Aude Valley, France
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 12 %
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