Classique de Lauriga Chardonnay

  • Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
  • Grape Variety : 100% Chardonnay
  • Award : Concours Général Agricole Médaille d’Or Paris 2017

 

Tasting Notes

 

  • Colour : Light pale gold with gold tints.
  • Nose : Intense with aromas of tropical.
  • Palate : Good acidity, freshness and length.
  • Food pairing : At 10° C, it is best served with shell-fish, seafood, white meats. Very good as before-diner drink also.
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Description

The Vineyard

  • Climate: Mediterranean with Atlantic influence
  • Soil type: Clay and limestone with gravel.
  • Elevation: 60 – 120m
  • Age: 13 to 18 years old
  • Pruning: Guyot simple
  • Harvest: Mechanical at night to avoid oxidation
  • Average yield: 65 hl/ha
  • Density of planting: 4400 vine plants/ha

Vinification

Destemming of the grapes and cooling down of the must at 12°C upon arrival at the winery.

No skin contact, pneumatic pressing and filtration of the must and lees, racking at 8/10° °C for clarification of the wine.

Fermentation is made with selected yeasts at 18°C for 24 days. Part of the blend (30%) is aged in oak barrels for 5 months. Starting of malolactic fermentation for 15 % of the wine.

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