Cuvée Madeleine

 

VARIETAL

100% Chardonnay

Aged on its lees for 9 months in 2 year-old burgundy oak barrels


PRODUCTION

20,000 bottles


APPELLATION

IGP Côtes-du-Tarn


FARMING PRACTICE

Organic


ORIGINALITY

A fresh, rich wine, with a generous, well-balanced, lingering fruity finish.


PRESS AND AWARDS

90 points – Wine Enthusiast, 2014


TERROIR/CLIMATE/SOIL

The vines are on the middle terrace of the Agout, which overhangs the river by more than 40 meters.

The ground has alluvial deposits settled on several strata of sand and calcareous clay, topped with a fine layer of upper silt with quite a large amount of quartz gravel (rounded pebbles).

The property covers 37 ha (about 92 acres) of vines, all the vineyards are simple guyot vertically trained, and the wine density is 5000 vines per hectares (2000 vines per acre).


VITICULTURE/WINEMAKING 

The vines are cultivated using sustainable agriculture practices to protect the environment. The soil is plowed and the grass is natural. The vines are in Guyot and cordon pruning. They are dis-budded, the leaves are thinned out and the berries quality is concentrated with the green harvest.


TASTING NOTES 

Some lovely pear notes on the nose, the oak coming through while retaining all of the fresh fruit character. Textured, balanced and with great length.


PAIRINGS 

Excellent to enjoy with Goat cheese plate with fig jam and whole toasted hazelnuts, slices of avocado on toast, smoked salmon and green salad (lamb’s lettuce mix, spinach, arugula, and seasoning made with olive oil, lemon, pepper, salt and toasted sesame seeds) or as an accompaniment to vanilla custard with caramel.