Domaine Pujol

Les Gaillards Chardonnay
IGP d’Oc 2019

Les Gaillards Chardonnay

Estate bottled

Thyme blossoms in Spring

The 5 hectares owned by Louis Biscan in 1900 became Domaine Pujol when he married his daughter to Edouard Pujol in the thirties. Since then four generations have worked on the Estate. Today the property is totally self sufficient, with its own bottling, a brand new cellar and ageing facilities.

This major investment  currently shows some return, with a quality no one argues with and lots of projects ahead for further improvement.

Clay and gravels result from alluvium brought in the Tertiary. Vertical layers of sandstone and marl alternate, thus providing a very good drainage of the soil. Thyme blossoms here in Spring.

Domaine Pujol represents 120 hectares, 30 of which are Minervois AOC.

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Advice

Sedimentary plains near Marseillette, where a lake once extended. Drained at the end of the 19th century, it now hosts this grape variety on a few hectares. Limited yields with especially good quality.

Chardonnay 100%

Night harvest followed by direct pressing. Selection of the juices. Long and regulated fermentation at 15°.

20% of the cuvée ferments at contact with oak. Stirring of the fine lees at the end of fermentation.

Serve at 11°C.

Yellow with greenish reflections

A characteristic Chardonnay with floral, fruity notes, hinge of aniseed.

In the mouth the wine is lively, with even a little salty and mineral touch.

It will complement: Steak of tuna, sea bream broiled or on its own with or an old Gouda or marinated anchovy fillets.