Chardonnay Val de Loire IGP 2020 11.5% (France)
Yield (hl/hectare): 60hl/ha
The density of 3,500 to 4,000 vines/ha. A Guyot pruning system is used. Flint and clay-limestone soils. Manual and mechanical leaf removal.
In the mechanical harvest, 80% of the crop is squeezed directly and 20% is placed in vats for maceration in order to obtain the desired color and well-balanced wine. The process of settling lasts for 24 hours. For fermentation, the temperature is maintained between 18 and 20°. This process is followed by ageing in vats on fine lees for 6 months until bottling.
The optimal consumption of this wine is within the first years but the complexity is revealed after several years of cellaring.
Val de Loire is a region-level IGP title, covering wines made in an area that roughly corresponds to the Loire Valley wine region of northern France. The catchment area of the IGP encompasses 14 departments and is one of the largest in France in terms of area. The majority of wines made under the IGP come from a single variety