Le Baron Chardonnay

Le Baron Chardonnay Domaine Saint Hilaire

A rich and creamy barrel fermented Chardonnay

This premium wine is made from grapes hand-picked from 25-30 year-old Chardonnay vines on some of our best parcels of land giving concentrated flavours and minerality. Fermented in a combination of new and old 400 litre French oak barrels, each with a different yeast, adds extra complexity to the wine and allows our Head Winemaker to select only from the best barrels to create a wine to rival the world’s best Chardonnays.

Ready to drink now this wine will continue to improve in bottle for several years.  

Tasting Notes

A pale yellow/straw colour becoming more golden with age. Delicate floral aromas, classic toasted brioche flavours, crisp acidity and a rich full-bodied mouth make this wine perfect with rich and creamy sauces, white meat and fish dishes.

Varieties:  100 % Chardonnay, hand–harvested

Gentle pneumatic pressing of whole bunches. Cold settling, gentle racking to barrel for alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature – each barrel with a different yeast including one with natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation.

Ageing

In French oak 400 litre barrels (50% new 50% 1 year) for 6 months with periodic stirring on lees.

Classification:  IGP Pays d’Oc

Terroir:  Light clay-limestone

Alcohol: 13,5 %

Acidity:   3,6 g

Ph:  3,36

Closure:  Diam V or natural cork

Bottle:   Traditional Burgundy style bottle, with rear label description in French and English.