Bergerie du Capucin, IGP-St. Guilhem Le Désert, Les 100 Pas du Berger (blanc) 2017

Appellation: IGP-Saint Guilhem Le Désert

Region: Languedoc

Country: France

Color: White

Varietal(s): Chardonnay

About The Producer

Guilhem Viau is a tour de force in Pic St Loup in the Languedoc and his domaine has vineyard plots in 3 different areas of the appellation. Bergerie du Capucin translates to "The Friar's Sheppard" - a nod to the domaine's historical roots as grazing land for sheep farmers.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

St. Guilhem Le Désert is located bewtween 100 and 150 meters above sea level at the foot of the Pic Saint Loup. The vines are 15 years-old.

Tasting Notes

This is the Domaine’s entry-level cuvee. It is easy and light with an intense nose of white flowers and delicate citrus notes. On the attack it has fruity aromas with a note of honey on the finish.

Vinification

Night harvest for freshness. Breeding on fine lees for 3 months. The name for this cuvee translates to “100 steps of the sheep farmer,” referring to a long wait where you pace before something big happens, such as waiting to harvest, waiting for the fermentation, waiting for the wine to settle before it’s bottled.

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