Chardonnay

Le Versant Chardonnay grapevines find the perfect balance near Oppidum d’Ensérune on the sunny north-facing hills. With a highly aromatic nose of white blossom, honey and pineapple and a tropical and roasted palate, this wine stands out for its perfect balance between full and fresh!

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  • Indication géographique protégée

Varieties

Native to Burgundy, the Chardonnay is certainly one of the world’s most popular varieties and one of the most widely grown. It is easy to grow because it adapts and ripens across a multitude of terroirs, resulting in its worldwide success. This variety generally produces very aromatic wines with notes of white flowers, hazelnuts, pineapple, brioche and also citrus fruits when the wine is young.

Soils

Plots with the best balance between soil, plant and microclimate are selected: North-facing hills for this wine. Control of yields via optimal management of nutrition and de-budding. The Versant Chardonnay vines are situated on sunny north-facing hills near Ensérune (Languedoc-Roussillon). The soil is made up of limestone gravel which helps rainwater to penetrate well and gives mature aromas.

Winemaking

Pneumatic pressing. Cold static clarification on the lees. Alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels for 20% of the vintage and in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats for the rest.

Ageing

6 months in French oak barrels (50% new, 50% one vintage old) for 20% of the vintage and in stainless steel vats for the rest. Batonnage on the lees to accentuate the plumpness on the palate.

Tasting notes

Golden colour with green tints. Very aromatic nose of white flowers, honey and pineapple, livened up by hints of toast. Full on the palate with a long tropical and roasted finish. Wonderful balance between the sumptuous and the fresh.

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring potential : 4 years.

To match with this wine

Mushroom soup
Hazelnut pear crumble
Sea bream fillet with tomatoes and capers
Mango chicken with soy sauce