Chardonnay - Vermentino

A modern marriage in an antique vineyard. Fruity and floral aromas get together harmoniously to create this generous and exuberant wine, typically Mediterranean-style!

SOIL

Chalky and limy clay at 160 meters altitude.

CLIMATE

2012 is an unusual vintage. After a relatively mild autumn, the spring was colder than usual, and disturbed by an episode of hail which slowed the maturation process, while allowing an expressive vintage. It is characterized by a nice maturity, well rounded, refined and warm wines.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Chardonnay 65%, Vermentino 35%

FARMING METHODS

Vines are trelissed and grown according to the official sustainable farming charter.

HARVEST

Hand-picked at 40 hl/hectare for the Chardonnay and 60 hl/hectare for the Vermentino.

WINE MAKING

Each parcel is vinified separately; cold skin contact maceration; pressing with separation of free-run juice from pressed must, cold static must settling; temperature control of fermentation at 17-18°C, racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.

MATURING AND BOTTLING

Fining and early clarification; filtration; blending after tasting; bottled in the spring after further filtration.

WINE TASTING NOTE

A pale and luminous yellow with green reflections. Very expressive nose, with aromas of flowers (linden-tree), followed

by almond and grapefruit. The mouth is round at first, the note of almonds then dominate and give way to a fresh final, with aromas of linden-tree and citrus fruits. A complex and aromatic wine with a nice length.

FOOD RECOMMENDATION

Sushis, exotic cuisine, salmon.

Awards

soleil

2013: Concours des Soleils des Vins de Pays du Var

Press Review

hachette-vins

Vintage 2009

Guide Hachette 2011

Cela fait vingt et un ans que la famille Faulkner oeuvre sans relâche au coeur de la Provence. Le Guide s’en est souvent fait l’écho, notamment à travers le côtes-de-provence Esprit de Provence. Mais c’est la première fois confirme Julian Faulkner qu’elle nous présente un assemblage chardonnay-vermentino dans cette gamme Jules. Un mariage heureux à en juger les avis des jurés: robe clair et nette, ornée de reflets jaune d’or, bouquet fin de fleurs blanches, élégance simple et sans esbroufe du palais, sobrement floral et fruité.