Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Mauzac
Average Vine Age: Chardonnay (16 years), Mauzac (21 years)
Altitude: Multiple parcels located at 400m-600m (1,310 to 1,970 feet)
Soils/Terroir: Marl soils rich in small Turritella fossils, resting on a bed of marine limestone
Harvest: Hand harvested
Winemaking: Direct pressing of the whole bunches is followed by one-night of cold settling. The juice is racked off the heavy lees straight into concrete vats, where alcoholic fermentation begins naturally using only indigenous yeasts. The Chardonnay goes through full malolactic fermentation, the Mauzac does not.
Maturation: Aged 6 months in concrete vats prior to bottling.
Total SO2: 40ppm
-Les Hautes Terres