Montsablé, Chardonnay, IGP Haute Vallée de L'Aude, France, 2021
Wines inspired by the spirit of place - ‘L’esprit du lieu’. The wines of Terres Fidèles are created in the Roussillon and surrounding regions, a place of remarkable stories where layers of history and cultures are embedded in the raw and wild landscape.
Authentic, crafted small batch wines. Wines of the wilds. Old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more. Wines to share..., some of which, namely Felicette, Mont Rocher and Montsablé we have been proudly producing for some time.
The Chardonnay is harvested from cooler vineyards in the Haute Vallée of Limoux. Altitude, climate and limestone rich soils combine to produce outstanding fruit, with which we create wines of elegance and freshness.
The slower ripening grapes benefit from a period of cold skin contact and maceration. Pressing of the grapes with separation of free-run juice from pressed must. Cold static must settling. Temperature controlled fermentation at 17-18°C. The wine is left on its lees to add complexity of flavour, texture and weight whilst retaining a crisp, refreshing, ripe fruit finish. 20% of the wine is aged in French wood for 3 months.
% wine oaked: 20
% new oak: 10
Pale gold with aromas of fresh white peach and a little exotic jasmine. Fresh and quite racy with delicate notes of apricot and white peach and a crisp refreshing citrus finish.
A very versatile style, a great match for a wide range of fish or white meats.
6 x 75cl