A touch of character

With its Grande Réserve range, Maison Castel offers a selection of the best-known grape varieties of the Pays d’Oc.
Would you be able identify them by their character ?

Chardonnay


Appearance : straw yellow with slightly brown tints.
Nose : intense and complex with exotic fruit aromas (mango, pineapple) and subtle toasted overtones
Palate : big and fresh. An unctuous wine, long on the palate, with a delicate touch of vanilla on the finish
Serve : between 12-14°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : fish in a sauce or stew, white meats and matured cheeses
Recommended dish : Sole meunière.

Origin

This Chardonnay Grande Réserve, selected from among the terroirs of the Pays d’Oc, is classified as a Protected Geographical Indication wine. The Pays d’Oc’s diversity of soils and Mediterranean climate allow this grape variety to reveal its full potential and particularly its range of tropical fruit aromas. The character and elegance of this wine are derived from the careful selection of the grapes and the particular care taken during the vinification.

Vinification

Separation of the free run and the press juices followed by settling. After settling the musts are fermented between 15-17°C in order to bring out the tropical and orchard fruit aromas. The wines are aged on the fine lees for 2-3 months with «batônnage» regularly carried out to stir the lees into suspension, endowing the wine with aromatic complexity and greater volume on the palate.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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