Grape variety: Marsanne.
Soil: The grapes producing this wine come from three different vineyards:
“Chante-Alouette”: it is set on loess soil with a fine layer of clay and limestone.
Harvest: Hand-harvested at maturity.
Vinification: After pressing, the must is cold settling for 48 hours. One third is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 litres) with regular stirrings and the other part in vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of wines (18-20°C).
Maturing: Before bottling, the wine is checked by frequent tastings. These are the organoleptic criteria which will determine the ageing period (from 10 to 12 months).
Colour: brilliant and green gold.
Nose: complex and subtle, aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger, acacia with a hint of linden-tree. Palate: Displays aromas of almond, very elegant and good length.