Le Chat Noir M. Pierre Chardonnay (6pk)
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Region: Gers & Aude Valley
Soil: Clay & Limestone
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Hilde Chevillot
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Sourcing: Fruit from the Gers region, in the centre of southern France provides a core of ripe and vibrant fruit with impressive depth and purity whilst the high altitude, cool climate Aude Valley fruit provides bright aromatics and fresh mineral acidity.
Winemaking: Machine harvested from midnight to early morning to maximise retention of natural acidity before a short cold soak at seven degrees. Whole bunch fermentation in stainless steel is followed by 40% maturation in tank on lees for four months without malo-lactic fermentation and 60% barrel matured in one and two year old French oak with malo-lactic fermentation.
2015 Vintage: 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 before 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.
Tasting Note: Fruit-driven and expressive with aromas of citrus and stone fruit and a hint of creamy oak. The palate is lively and fresh with elegant white peach flavours evolving towards melon and building to a rich and soft mouthfeel before fresh mineral acidity ensures a long dry finish.
The below information is available for stockists of this product.
Bottle Barcode: 9344154010470
Carton Barcode: 9344154010517