An intriguing historical vineyard: The Saint-Hilaire monastery actually used to adjoin the property, and it was there in 1531, that the method for making sparkling wines was discovered. The first bubble came into being.
The Cathares, hunted down by the medieval Catholic Church, have left an indelible imprint on the countryside and the spirit of its inhabitants. The lie of the land and the unpredictable climate create the most perfect conditions in which to grow Chardonnay, Mauzac and Pinot Noir.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay, made from old vines and grown on clay: a combination of limestone and gravel. Slow fermentation takes place in Oak casks. The wine is aged for 9 months in Oak barrels (one-third new and two-thirds aged), a mixture of French and American Oak. The result is a wine with intense notes of brioche, nuts and pineapple, with a hint of lime. A rich and elegant wine with remarkable length.