Père et Fils Chardonnay
Plenty of effort goes into producing this superb Chardonnay: night-time harvesting, optimum juice selection, must clarification at low temperature, fermentation at 16-17°C, matured on lees in stainless steel tanks, fining and light filtration before bottling.
Matured on the lees in stainless steel tanks and light filtration before bottling: expressive aromas of exotic fruits with a hint of fennel and a long buttery finish.
About the Producer
Laurent Miquel is a family-run estate based at Château Cazal Viel in Saint Chinian, originally acquired in 1791, which had previously been farmed by the monks of the nearby Abbey of Fontcaude. They also have another property, Château Les Auzines in Corbières.
Their drive towards quality began in the 1970s. Henri Miquel planted
many new Syrah vines and rejuvenated old ones. Earning himself the title of “Mr Syrah” he delivered his first solo vintage in 1980. In 1996 Henri was joined by his son Laurent, the 8th generation winemaker, as the first plantings of the Viognier vines began to show great promise.
Their wines have been highly praised by Tim Atkin and Jancis Robinson being from “the most reliable and forward looking winery in the Languedoc”.