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Appellation

I.G.P Cité de Carcassonne

Selection

The vineyard is situated at over 200m (650 ft) above sea level on a cool site facing the Pyrenees. The cool nights and warm summers provide the perfect temperature range for ensuring a healthy maturation of the Chardonnay grape.

Winemaking

The grapes are picked at night to preserve the grapes’ quality potential. After de-stemming, we collect the first press juice to obtain the best acid/fat balance.  After a light settling, the wine ferments at 17/18 °C for around twenty days and will be aged on the fine lees from its fermentation for two months.

Maturation

100% stainless steel vat with bâtonnage (stirring of the lees).

Soil

Clay-limestone soil made up of fine gravel.

marnes

“Reconstitution du sol”

Tasting Notes

Lush, smooth and full on the palate with nice body and a deliciously unctuous mouthfeel. The volume and succulent character of this rich yet delicate wine is nicely balanced by its tension.

sommelier carcassone
Baptiste Ross-Bonneau
Chef Sommelier La Barbacane
Hôtel de la Cité

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Food matching

Serve alongside grilled mackerel, fish soup or a soft cheese such as Chaource to bring out the savoury notes.

Serving

Wine to be drunk in the next 3 years.
Serve chilled to 10°C (50°F)

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