2006: Beautiful, very classic vintage with a heatwave in the month of July. Very great year for white wines - these are rich and opulent. Lovely vintage producing delicious red wines that are extremely enjoyables as of now.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 0.59 hectare plot
Very sunny vineyard, located half way up the slope, with perfect drainage. East-by-Southeast sun exposure.
Thin, stony, sodium-rich soil. White marl outcrops.
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 22 months
Tasted in November 2008
COLOUR: Greenish-gold with silver-grey highlights
NOSE: Extremely well-focused and exceptionally pure, with elegant toasty notes and a touch of aniseed
PALATE: Rich, concentrated, powerful and refined
Spicy, with tasty liquorice, aniseed, and nutty flavours
Refreshing, mouth-watering minerality
Exceptional strength and grip on the finish