Details

 

A blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc fermented with native yeasts and then matured in foudres for 12 months. The Chenin brings a fresh floral tone (honeysuckle) whereas the Chardonnay displays ripe fruits (quince and apricot) On the nose notes of white flowers, citrus, and orchard fruits. The palate has great acidity and texture, with a strong note of fresh ripe pears, as well as flavours of peach and lemon that linger in the finish.

ABV 12.5%

Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly

 

THE VINEYARD

Les Hautes Terres comes from the village of Roquetaillade in the upper valley of the Aude in the Limoux zone and is run by husband and wife team Genevieve & Gilles Azam. This is the foothills of the Pyrenees, climatically at the junction of the Atlantic and Mediterranean influences. The village nestles in a geological amphitheatre. Surrounded by hills on which either dry Mediterranean climate is found or moisture–rich woodlands from the Atlantic influence.  The soil is an ochre-coloured marly clay with sandstone containing plentiful fossils. The organically-farmed Chardonnay, Mauzac and Chenin Blanc vines are on north and north east facing slopes at between 450-600 metres, the better to preserve the natural acidity in the grapes.