Rhône Valley - Vin de France
Oeil : pale gold with anise tints. Copious fine bubbles.
Nez : bursting with freshness. Notes of citrus and chilled yellow-fleshed and stone fruit.
Bouche : Tangy on entry, freshness and good balance on the palate, elegantly coated by the bubbles. Notes of grapefruit peel, bergamot and apricot. Tasty, saline finish.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Langoustines a la plancha
Cépage(s) : 100 % Viognier.
Vendanges : Clay, siliceous pebbles, calcareous gravel and loess. Areas with granitic leptynites (Gneissic metamorphic rock).
Sol : Early harvesting by hand to preserve the taste and aromatic freshness of the varietal.
Vinification : Direct pressing of the entire bunches, followed by the selection of the best juices. Settling. Fermentation in low-temperature vats (12°C) until the wine reaches around 9% alcohol. Bottling followed by natural continuation of the fermentation (i.e. “prise de mousse” is achieved without the addition of external sugar) until the sparkling wine reaches around 10.5 % final alcohol.
Elevage : 2-3 months ageing in bottle on the lees (referred to as “sur latte”) after the fermentation is complete.
Degré d’alcool : 10