Nectar White

Dry, fruity and slightly woody, this gastronomic white will seduce you with its roundness and intensity. Thanks to its generous mouth-feel and concentration, it flaunts its original style for its appellation.

Le Grand Cros Chardonnay Nectar Blanc
Le Grand Cros Chardonnay Nectar Blanc

2011 is an unusual vintage. With a relatively cold and rainy summer followed by a hot and dry autumn, the maturation process was delayed, but for those that did not pick too early, the vintage is expressive, characterized by mature, round, warm and fine wines.

Grape Varieties
50% Semillon, 50% Vermentino, 10 years old vines planted at 5000 vines per ha.

Hand harvesting at 40hl per ha

Each parcel is vinified separately. Grapes were quickly pressed with early separation of pressed must. Tight cold static must settling, temperature control of fermentation at 16-18°C with continuous oxygen. Racking and blockage of malolactic fermentation.

Maturing and Bottling
4-5 racking, early fining with bentonite, filtration, time in French oak, stabilization and non-sterile filtration, bottles in the spring

Tasting Notes
Clear golden yellow. Notes of ripe fruit and nuts, grapefruit peel and ocean air. Vanilla on the nose. The mouth is balanced, full and velvety, with round fruit character and softened minerality which lingers through the finish. A light woody touch in finish adds to the general elegance of the rose.

Meal Suggestion
Fresh shellfish, roasted chicken, autumnal vegetables, rich cheese, risotto.