Domaine de l'Herbe Sainte - Chardonnay - White
Chardonnay from Domaine de l'Herbe Sainte is a white wine made exclusively from Chardonnay. The grapes are removed from the bunches immediately after the harvest and then pressed. The grape must then ferment at controlled temperature. The storage takes place in cement tanks. The wine is lightly clarified and filtered before being bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Chardonnay
- Classification : IGP Pays d'Oc
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2018
- Alcohol degree : 13,5 %
- Storage potential : 2-3 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Domaine de l'Herbe Sainte is located between Mirepeïsset and Sallèles-d'Aude, just north of the town of Narbonne in the Minervois Appellation. Herbe Sainte means "sacred herbs" which refers to the spice herbs that grow in the vineyard's surroundings and which have previously been used as medicine and which probably contribute to the "terroir specifities" of the wines. The vineyard is owned by the Greuzard family, originally from Burgundy, but who came to the Languedoc region in 1980. Land has gradually been purchased and today Domaine de l'Herbe Sainte represents 60 hectares of farmland.
A golden-green crystal-clear color with light green hues. The nose is aromatic, straight but generous aromas of white flowers, of fresh fruit, especially of pears. The palate is fruity and generous as well, round with hints of white flowers, tones of pear and apple. The mouthfeel is round but with some minerality. Good structure and good intensity. To serve as an aperitif, to pair with a grilled fish, chicken dishes or with a goat cheese.