Introduction : Les Vignes d’Oc is a range of very well priced wines from this excellent small outfit run by the charismatic and talented duo, Daniel Orsolini and Claude Serra. Moreover, Claude Serra the winemaker, is also professor at Montpellier University of Oenology. All the wines are vinified to produce clean, fresh fruit driven flavours at attractive prices and show good varietal character. The grapes for the white wines are sourced from the Limoux area and the red varietals are from vineyards just to the west of Montpellier. There is no wood ageing with any of these wines.
The vineyard is located on the border of étang de Thau, well-known to be one of the coolest of the Languedoc. Chalky and sandy soils.
Region : Languedoc
Appellation : IGP Pays d’Oc
Grape Variety : 100% Chardonnay
Colour : White
ABV : 12%
Ageing : Harvested early morning to keep the freshness of the grapes. Fermentation at 16 °C after a clean racking of the must. Maturing in tank on fine lees for few months then 20% of the wine is matured in French oak barrels
Tasting notes: Very aromatic nose with notes of quince, honey, spices combined with more fresh notes of citrus fruits. The mouth is fleshy and fresh with aromas of white pulp combine to give some notes of mango and ginger.
Serving temperature : 10 °C
Food pairing : Great on its own or to be served with salads and fish.