Surface of production: 0.80 ha (1.98 acres)
Exposition: South-east, east
Soil: Limestone clay
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Pruning: Guyot with the cane trained in an arc
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 50 Hl/ha (2.6 tons/acre)
Aging potential: 5 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 9-12°C (48° – 54°F)
The grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed. The must is then cold settled and racked to barrels. The must undergoes a slow and gentle fermentation by indigenous yeast strains to enhance the aromatic qualities and rich texture. The Malo-lactic fermentation is natural and the wine remains on its fine lees to preserve all the aromas during 20 months.
Venus in Silk. A white grapefruit hued wine of liquid precision opens with a scent of honey blossom persuasion. The clear, spicy entry flows into the energetic, rich mid-palate. The taste of lemongrass and wildflower honey balances the rocky mineral passion core. The wine has a ravishing depth of character that ends with an elegant twist.
As an aperitif, rich and creamy soups, escargot, soft-shelled crab, fresh-water bass, grilled trout, halibut, swordfish, game birds, pork chops. Creamy blue or soft, pungent cheese.