GRAPESViura, White Grenache and Maturana.
SOILSandy-loam (Maturana), clay-limestone (White Grenache) and limestone with ferruginous clay (Viura).
HARVESTGrapes harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness in small crates and conveyed to the cellars in a refrigerated truck to keep all the potential aromas intact.
VINIFICATIONAfter a brief maceration inside the press, the freerun juice (the juice which runs naturally by gravity from the press) was selected. This was then fermented at a low temperature in small oak vats. At the end of the fermentation, the wine was left on its fine lees for 3 months in an “Oeuf de Beaune” (an egg-shaped concrete vat) to preserve aromatic expression and give extra body to the palate.
AGEING6 months in new, lightly-toasted French oak casks made in our cooperage from selected oak from Nevers and Bertranges. The wine then matured a further 18 months in bottle to gain greater refinement and roundness.
The wine displays a bright, pale straw colour.
Elegant, complex aromas come to the fore on the nose with notes of green apple, tangerine and grapefruit together with hints of stone fruit, such as peach, and nuances of white flowers and creamy vanilla.
A gentle, smooth entry on the palate develops with lovely harmony and freshness to reveal volume, minerality and complex fruit flavour, followed by a long, crisp finish.