Grape varietal : Clairette.
The "terroir" of our Massif d'Uchaux is composed of siliceous sandstone and calcareeous sandstone dating from the Late Cretaceous period at the end of the secondary era. The major characteristics of this "terroir" are a pebbly, clayey-sand soils facilitating good deep roting and allowing a balanced hydration of the plant combined with a surface texture of the soils possessing a heightened heat capacity linked to a significant stoniness.The South- South East exposure contribute to the limited production of the vines with a slow and regular maturation. This is the promise for an optimisation of the concentration and maturation of the grape.
The grapes are harvested early in the morning to avoid intense heat of the day. The grapes are pressed slowly. After cold setting 72 hours, the jus is fermented in old oak barrels. The fermentation lasts for several weeks. The Malolactique fermentation was sought. Oak adged continues a dozen month before bottling.
A beautiful golden colour, a nose with the scent of pear blooms. To the mouth a most remarkable minerality, aromas of quince and citrus accentuated by some hints of menthol. It's a wine for meals, to be enjoyed with white meats or fish in creamy sauces, it will also reveal its promise with dry cheese.