The first vines planted on the property were Chardonnay, and this cuvee makes use of gnarled old vines to great a wine of great fruit density and freshness. Made in the ouillé (filled up) style, this wine fully represents the marl soils of the region and its long growing season. After harvest, Kevin ferments this wine in stainless steal with native yeasts to preserve freshness. Aging also occurs in tank for 12 months before bottling with a minimum of sulfur.
Tasting: The color is straw yellow, shiny. The nose is expressive, on white fruits - apple, pear, quince - roasted in butter, toasted brioche and even an exotic touch (pineapple, banana flambé).
The palate is slender, built on a tracing acidity, more reminiscent of a Chenin than a Chardonnay with this still very present quince. It is coated by a ripe, solid substance, bordering on tannins, with rocky accents. If the aromatic evokes a great maturity, this one is balanced by the mineral and the smoky notes
The finish is invigorating, concentrated, sappy, recapping the previous episodes with just the right amount of bitterness to bring niaque and lengthen the wine, reinforced by smoky / toasted notes.