Elegantly Organic – Chardonnay
Vinified by the winery team of Domaines Auriol in collaboration with associated wine-growers.
Vineyards bordering the Mediterranean coastline between the Cevennes and the Camargue. They benefit from a hot and dry climate which favours the development of aromas during the ripening process, allowing for the elaboration of lavishly expressive wines.
The vineyard and its management
Vines trained along espaliers apt for mechanization; technical skills and rigorous standards at plot level allow the grapes to be brought to perfect ripeness. The vines are managed according to the specifications of organic agricultural practice and certified by a European body.
White grape variety
This wine is 100% Chardonnay.
Wine-making and maturing
The grapes are machine-harvested at night-time in order to take advantage of the cool temperatures. After mechanized sorting, the grapes undergo brief pellicular steeping before being pressed pneumatically. 48-hour long decantation at 5°C clarifies the juices. Fermentation proceeds with control of temperature and lasts barely 10 days. Maintaining low temperatures allows the use of reduced levels of sulphite. Following fermentation the wines are racked off and matured for 1 month in contact with oak staves.
Tasting notes and food-pairing
Yellow in colour with glints of green. On the nose we find the scent of apricot, vanilla and cinnamon. Luxuriant and delicately oaky in the mouth.
Serving temperature: 12°C