Domaine de l'Aigle Limoux Chardonnay Gérard Bertrand 2018

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Domaine de l'Aigle is a floral and aromatic Chardonnay with white peach flavours complemented by nutty, toasty tones and a lovely creamy texture. Fresh and light with mineral overtones through to an elegant finish.

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£21.49

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The Domaine de l’Aigle islocated close to the village of Roquetaillade, near Limoux in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The estate covers some 31 hectares, with vines planted between 250 and 500 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest vineyards in the Haute Vallée de l’Aude, and indeed the Languedoc. The Chardonnay vines thrive in climatic conditions similar to those of Burgundy, as the vineyard experiences an oceanic climate with continental influences, frequent rain fall and wide temperature ranges .The vines are planted at a density of between 5,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare, which produce concentrated wines. The vines are trellised using espaliers to ensure optimal sunlight exposure, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly. Pruning, de-budding and thinning out of the leaves are all conducted manually and to environmentally-friendly specifications. The grapes are harvested by hand and are transported to the cellar in special bins to preserve the quality of the fruit. The vines are grown in compliance with the rules of sustainable agriculture set by Terra Vitis.

The juice was immediately extracted by delicate pneumatic pressing, cooled and left to settle before fermentation began. 75% was fermented in 225 litre French oak barrels, the remainder in vat to retain the purity of fruit. The wine was matured on its fine lees in oak barrels for six months where it underwent full malolactic conversion.

 
Data sheet
RRP £22.95
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Subregion Limoux
Grapes Chardonnay 100%
Dry/Sweet value 2
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic Yes
 
Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc Roussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the "King" of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. 20 years of expertise ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.

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