Collines aux Fossiles Chardonnay

Collines aux Fossiles Chardonnay

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2021 - Colline Aux Fossiles, situated in the diverse Roussillon region of France, capitalizes on a rich tapestry of geological history and a variety of microclimates that make it ideal for viticulture. Partnering with Jean-Marc Lafage, the winery has cultivated Chardonnay in two distinct areas: near the coastal Mediterranean for freshness and further inland along the Têt river valley, where the vines thrive on deep red clay soils enriched with gravels from the surrounding mountains. This region, known for its stern, warmer, and drier terroir, is where the unique Colline Aux Fossiles Chardonnay originates, necessitating a distinct bottling that highlights the expressive capabilities of its terrain.

The 2021 Colline Aux Fossiles Chardonnay is a prime example of how terroir influences wine. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and new French oak barrels, this wine offers a beautifully rich expression of the grape. With a focus on maintaining natural acidity while achieving ripe, rich flavors, the wine is aged three months with regular batonnage to enhance its complexity. This Chardonnay showcases aromatic and flavor profiles of ripe fruits balanced by a crisp mineral backbone, a testament to the gravelly, fossil-rich soils in which the grapes are grown. Perfect for pairing with seafood or creamy pasta dishes, this wine exemplifies the philosophy of prioritizing 'place over process,' ensuring each sip delivers a taste of Roussillon's unique landscape.

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