Vignerons Ardechois “Amandier” Chardonnay 2021

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Chardonnay | Rhone | France | White Wine | Vignerons Ardechois | 2021 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
Vignerons Ardéchois "Amandier" Chardonnay is a crisp, dry white wine, carefully crafted from Chardonnay grapes harvested from the sun-kissed vineyards of the Ardèche region in France. This selection is a reflection of the cooperative's dedication to expressing the unique characteristics of the Ardèche terroir, utilizing sustainable viticulture practices to produce a Chardonnay that is both pure and expressive. The "Amandier" is named after the almond trees that flourish in the region, symbolizing the wine's delicate balance of fruit and floral notes, akin to the gentle blossom of the almond tree.
Producer
Vignerons Ardechois is a unique pool of 14 wineries located in Southern Ardèche since 1967. On a 6000-hectare vineyard, spread out over a mosaic of terroirs, a thousand families of winegrowers work the vineyard with passion, respecting Humanity and Nature. Following in the footsteps of countless generations, with knowledge and expertise being passed down from Successor to Sucessors. Methodical pruning in the harshness of winter, vineyard grassing to preserve the life of the soil, green harvest to maintain small yields so that each bay can give its full potential. Followed by the meticulous blending, vine after vine. Time and again, searching for this fine balance between the hand of man and the expression of soil to bring together a wine translating all the facets of our terroirs.  
Tasting notes

“Amandier” Chardonnay unfolds with bright aromas of green apple, citrus, and a touch of almond, leading to a palate that is refreshing and lively, with a subtle minerality and a clean, invigorating finish. This wine’s elegance and lightness make it an excellent example of Chardonnay’s versatility, showcasing a minimal use of oak to preserve the grape’s natural freshness and aromatic complexity. The harmonious blend of fruit and acidity in the “Amandier” is a testament to the unique climate and soil of the Ardèche region, which contribute to the wine’s distinct profile.

Pairing

Pairing the Vignerons Ardéchois “Amandier” Chardonnay with seafood dishes, such as grilled prawns or a delicate fish ceviche, can highlight the wine’s vibrant acidity and fresh fruit flavors. It also pairs beautifully with a simple goat cheese salad or light pasta dishes, where its crispness and floral notes complement the freshness of the ingredients. These pairings not only enhance the dining experience but also illustrate the wine’s ability to accompany a wide range of culinary styles, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.

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Vignerons Ardechois
Vignerons Ardechois is a unique pool of 14 wineries located in Southern Ardèche since 1967. On a 6000-hectare vineyard, spread out over a mosaic of terroirs, a thousand families of winegrowers work the vineyard with passion, respecting Humanity and Nature. Following in the footsteps of countless generations, with knowledge and expertise being passed down from Successor to Sucessors. Methodical pruning in the harshness of winter, vineyard grassing to preserve the life of the soil, green harvest to maintain small yields so that each bay can give its full potential. Followed by the meticulous blending, vine after vine. Time and again, searching for this fine balance between the hand of man and the expression of soil to bring together a wine translating all the facets of our terroirs.  
Côtes du Rhône vineyards are located on the banks of the Rhône River. The soil and the geographical conditions are very heterogeneous in the northern and southern parts of the region therefore the valley is divided in two parts - Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Vines in Northern Rhône are mainly grown on so-called "terraces" - steep granite and slate slopes. Winemakers are often not very fond of the harsh mistral wind because of its low temperature. The unusual climate causes the vines to produce small yields, but at the same time provides an intense flavour that has given the wines of Northern Rhône worldwide fame. Syrah is the mainly used grape for red wines - it produces deep wines with hints of pepper that are suitable for long aging. Viognier is the queen of white wines, but Marsanne and Rousanne are also always close by. Some appellations allow white grapes to be added to red wines to smoothen the roughness of Syrah and enrich the wines with floral aromas. The landscapes of Southern Rhône are very different from the northern part - the vineyards are located along the river on low hills and plains and the weather is much friendlier. The grapes ripen in the hot summer sun and obtain a high sugar level resulting in rich and mouth-filling wines. The main grape used is Grenache, but 12 other varieties are allowed in the region - interestingly some wines even combine all of them.