O By Gilles Louvet Chardonnay 2010

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O by Gilles Louvet is an invitation to rediscover wine – wine as it originally used to be made, nourished by the winegrower’spassion for the land and the terroir. It is this little extra feeling, the hard labour amongst the vines and the ability to listen to the needs of nature that results in the unique character of our wines. Terroir: The vines stand on the highest plots of a hillside. The cool nights have the beneficial effect of delaying the harvests by more than a month after those lower down and on the costal areas. It ensures to preserve the healthiest grapes with the maximum of aromas. It also maintains the high level of natural acidity required for perfect balance. These conditions are particularly well suited to the Chardonnay varietal, which develops its best potential thanks to slower ripening.

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“Leading the way in French organic wines” Located in the Languedoc region in the south of France, Gilles Louvet is dedicated to creating environmentally friendly wines that are both rich in quality and healthy in their production. All wines are certified AB (Agriculture Biologique) in France. Since its creation in 1993, Gilles Louvet Vineyards has become a prominent force in the organic w... Read more
“Leading the way in French organic wines” Located in the Languedoc region in the south of France, Gilles Louvet is dedicated to creating environmentally friendly wines that are both rich in quality and healthy in their production. All wines are certified AB (Agriculture Biologique) in France. Since its creation in 1993, Gilles Louvet Vineyards has become a prominent force in the organic wine world: it is the #1 supplier of certified AB wines in France, and #2 supplier of certified AB wines in Europe. Gilles Louvet himself, founder and owner of the vineyards, has had a passion for organic farming since he observed his grandfather’s practice at a young age. This passion, stemming from a family business grew into am individual lifestyle: he now dedicates all aspects of his life to a natural, untainted way of living. Altogether, Gilles Louvet Vineyards works with 300 winegrowers, getting steady supply from 50 producers and 10 cooperatives wineries, as well as from his newly acquired 170 acre property (Domaine St Felix des Toureilles and Domaine des Iris). The dry and warm Mediterranean climate lends itself perfectly to growing organic grapes and allows Gilles Louvet to rediscover wine as it was made in the past. Using the unique quality of this climate combined with the richness of the soil and the natural resources of biodiversity. Read less
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Snooth User: Laura Bret
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Snooth User: Laura Bret
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0.00 5
04/20/2011

Scintillating old-gold color with a few green tints. On the nose, the dried-fruit notes stand out mingling with hints of vanilla and toast. This overall impression on the nose attests to the wine is very accomplished maturity and suggests a sweet sensation. On the palate it offers great harmony and volume with buttery and toasted notes.



Tasting Notes:

Scintillating old-gold color with a few green tints. On the nose, the dried-fruit notes stand out mingling with hints of vanilla and toast. This overall impression on the nose attests to the wine’s very accomplished maturity and suggests a sweet sensation. On the palate it offers great harmony and volume with creamy notes and good length with grilled notes.

O by Gilles Louvet is an invitation to rediscover wine – wine as it originally used to be made, nourished by the winegrower’spassion for the land and the terroir. It is this little extra feeling, the hard labour amongst the vines and the ability to listen to the needs of nature that results in the unique character of our wines. Terroir: The vines stand on the highest plots of a hillside. The cool nights have the beneficial effect of delaying the harvests by more than a month after those lower down and on the costal areas. It ensures to preserve the healthiest grapes with the maximum of aromas. It also maintains the high level of natural acidity required for perfect balance. These conditions are particularly well suited to the Chardonnay varietal, which develops its best potential thanks to slower ripening.

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

Aged 4 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 0.5 grams per liter

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